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The pedestrian bridge over Red Bug Lake Road officially opens Interests > 5 The Winter Springs Senior Center has seen tremendous growth Senior Voice > 11 Santorini Restaurant offers a true taste of Mediterranean cuisine Restaurant review > 7 Celery Stalks ........................................... 4 Stetsons Corner ...................................... 4 Interests .................................................. 5 Calendar .................................................. 8 Athletics ................................................ 10 Ask Sandi .............................................. 15 Young Voices ......................................... 15 Classifieds ............................................. 16 Calendar > 8 Winter Springs, Oviedo, Geneva, Altamonte Springs and Sanford host Fourth of July celebrations including reworks and talent contests. A slew of new state and federal districts has changed the political map in Seminole County, with districts moving and putting some old faces in the running for new seats. The ballots themselves may look famil iar and the process of checking boxes may be the same, but the district num bers next to the candidates and whos represent ing which parts of our cities, in many cases, will be very We talked with some local candi dates who are running for the new districts scape this election. Two incumbents, one seat in District 7 U.S. House District 7 was formed by the melding of U.S. House District 24, currently represented by Sandy Adams, into District 7, represented by John Mica, to form a new Replacing Bonner ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Winter Springs is in a scramble to replace a suddenly departed com missioner, and the decision comes Monday, June 25. The quick change comes after Commissioner Gary Bonner resigned suddenly after moving out of the city. I en joyed my time here, Bonner said. The service was genu inely re warding. His house sold faster than he had anticipated, Bonner said, leaving him with no choice but to move to a condo he owns outside the city. Eight potential replacements signed are on the list that will be debated at Mondays Commission meeting, with none of them hav owner, airline pilot, two attorneys and a former president of the Tus cawilla Homeowners Association are in the running. The individual appointed will serve until a new commissioner is elected to the seat this November. Fourteen-year-old Ashley Komanetsky may not be one in a million, but shes pretty close. When a slight bump getting into the bathtub last November progressively turned her shin, from knee to ankle, into a swollen lump and bruise, she and her fami ly knew something wasnt normal, but they had no idea how rare it would be. It started as just a bruise, Ashley says, just above a whisper. But it ended up the size of a baseball. A normal doctors check up on her leg would turn into a rushed trip to the emer gency room. Needles poked and prodded the then 13-year-old eighth-grader from Jackson Heights Middle School, and while blood test results hung in the balance, her mother, Tina Komanetsky, recalls that talks of a leukemia diagnosis swirled through the hospital room. It was her diagnosis instead with the rare bone marrow disease, severe aplastic anemia, which would qualify her statis tically at two or three in a million. Thats how many people a year in the U.S. are di agnosed with the disease, in which the bone marrow stops producing enough red and white blood cells and platelets for the body. They have absolutely no idea what causes it, Tina said. Your body just starts attacking itself for no reason. When Ashley was admitted to the hos red blood cell count she should have had as an otherwise healthy teenager. Since the diagnosis seven months ago, following a four-day treatment of ATG a form of che Applicants for Bonners seat Pamela Carroll Philip S. Kaprow Robert H. Lampke S. Avery Smith James C. Stanley Richard P. Turkiewicz Barbara Watkins Matt Weber The East Side Regional Hob Nob, organized by the Oviedo-Winter Springs and East Orlando chambers of commerce, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. Candidates from across Central Florida will be in attendance. For a full list of candidates attending, ticketing information and more, visit esrhobnob.com CURRENT 2013 Old vs. new congressional districts District 24: Sandy Adams New District 8 (former District 24) District 7: John Mica New District 7: Mica vs. Adams Source: Florida Division of Elections New districts, new candidates ISAAC BABCOCK AND SARAH WILSON The Voice Thanks to redistricting, U.S. Reps. Sandy Adams and John Mica found themselves living in the same district. Now the two incumbents are going head-to-head in the Aug. 14 primary election for the new District 7, which encompasses nearly all of Seminole County and more of Orange County than the old District 7. Adams current District 24 is the new District 8. Please see ELECTION on page 3 Blood drive for teen with rare disease Oviedo mom and daughter work to rally community support, awareness for severe anemia SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Ashley Komanetsky, left, and her mom, Tina, are host ing a blood and bone marrow drive on June 27. Please see BLOOD on page 2 Merida, a headstrong princess, brings misfortune on her kingdom when she defies a cultural tradition. Opening this week: BRAVE

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history June 26, 1948 In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city. For nearly a year, supplies from American planes sustained more than 2 million people in West Berlin. Restriction apply due to size and condition of vehicle.Get the look you deserve... INSURED BUSINESS407-914-6445 Wash $35 Windows, Door Jambs, Rims/Tires, VacuumWash and 1 step polish and wax $50 2 step process $60 hour Headlight restoration $50 Lovebug removal $25 SPECIALIZING in: Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Ferrari and Bentley. Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Turnstile Media Group | POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice | P.O. Box 2426 | Winter Park, FL 32790 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2012 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JAndreasson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JGallagher@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Kyle Warnke Rebecca Males jwfoley@att.net Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KPhillips@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com Sarah Wilson Sarah Wilson, Brittni Johnson & Kristy Vickery LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com KReyes@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Florida Press Association & Oviedo/Winter Springs Chambers of Commerce Seminole Voice is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, East Orlando Sun, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect. CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Merrilee Crain, Patti Green & Jeff Babineau Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com Because of an editing error, an incomplete version of this list appeared with the June 8 article Hats off to top high school grads. Here is the full list: Top Winter Springs High School graduates Thomas Bareld Cody Beebe Joseph Bonura Matthew Brock Kelsey Carew Meredith Ciocca Paula Cusi Matthew Darby Holly Debevoise Kelsey Deese Nathan Dekrey Sean Diamond Rhea Dorris Cayce Dossett Christopher DuncanLewis Courtney Dygert Blake Edwards Katelyn Edwards Tyler Etheridge Olivia Flail Matthew Gerken Mary Gossett Ross Harrington Taylor Hoch Alexander Holmes Veronica Holmes Tyler Jeski Joseph Jurbala Meagan Kaman Amanda Kastrinos Dillon Kelly Kristiana Kenney Jennifer Knipe Natalie Lawlor Jihyun Lee Jade Lewis Kimberly Lock Zachary Loparo Jacob Mould Jennifer Mullis Elizabeth Nguyen Timothy Nguyen Nicole Ortega Cassidy Pillow Andrea Reyes Alyssa Rhinehart CORRECTION Ashleys blood and bone marrow drive will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, with a Big Red Bus parked outside the First Baptist Church of Oviedo, located at 45 W. Broadway St. Registering for the National Bone Marrow Registry takes just a 10-second swab of the inside of your cheek, and 10 to 15 minutes of paperwork. For more information on the event and Ashleys ght with severe aplastic anemia, visit facebook.com/PrayersForAshley BLOOD | You can get on the Bone Marrow Registry with just a 10-second swab of the inside of your cheek C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE motherapy in December, Ash ley has gone from receiving blood and platelet transfusions up to three or four times a week, to once every week to 10 days. This, Tina says, is progress, but not a cure. The only absolute cure for se vere aplastic anemia is a bone marrow transplant, a procedure with a 70 percent survival rate odds the Komanetskys are willing to take, but hopeful they wont have to. In case the transplant does become necessary, and also to get the word out to the commu nity about this and other blood and bone marrow disorders, the family is hosting a blood and bone marrow drive at the First Baptist Church of Oviedo on Wednesday, June 27. This blood and bone marrow drive is so important to us, but its not just for us, Tina said. The drive, she says, is for the lives of every person currently in need, or that will be in need of blood or a bone marrow match in their lifetime. And its also to edu cate the community on the need that exists for people like Ashley, whose lives depend on the dona tions of others. As of now, Tina said, Ashleys doctors have found one pos sible bone marrow match listed on the registry, but it hasnt been thats not good enough. It scares me, Tina said. A zero to one shot? Thats not good enough when youre bargaining a life. Doug Goldbarth, donor devel opment coordinator for Floridas Blood Centers, says Ashleys blood drive is coming at the per fect time, with summer historical ly being the season where blood donors are harder to come by. port our community in this dif donations over the summer, he said. It supports not only Ashley in her search for a bone marrow match, but the entire community. Seemingly in the blink of an eye, Ashley went from a normal Justin Bieber-loving, mall-going teenage girl, to one who had to be homeschooled due to hospi tal stays, wear surgical masks at home and in public, and whose health could be taken down with a simple paper cut or mosquito bite. But Tina says her daughter has remained remarkably strong. She came right out and asked me, Mommy, am I going to die? Tina said. Thats not something you ever want to hear from your child but she knows the facts and she knows whats going on and I think its made her incred ibly strong. Ashley discovered Facebook as a tool to not only update her friends and family on her jour from severe aplastic anemia and similar diseases to draw support. She posts questions, updates and photos daily, giving other people a look into her life. Next time I get blood, Im go ing to take a picture and caption it that Im going tanning, she says, giggling. Since she cant go out in to her cheeks, she explains, is the closest shell get to a tan this sum mer. Its not the same as being able to go out to the movies or the mall or even just out in broad day light with friends, but it helps quell some of her fears about what the future may hold. This is my life now, she says with a quiet conviction. Ive ac cepted it.

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Page 3 District 7 spanning all of Seminole County, two Republican incumbents will face each other in the primary election on Aug. 14. Theyll face the winner of the Demo cratic primary between Jason Kendall and Nicholas Ruiz, and the independent writein candidate Fred Marra. None of those The redistricting isnt much of a change, Adams said, as shed still be representing a majority of her former constituency if she were elected. Fifty percent of the old [District 24] is in the new [District 7], Adams said. Its all the same amount of people but they had to shrink the line. It wasnt something that was anticipat ed, Adams, who lived in Oviedo when she was part of the Florida Legislature, said. It happens, but at the end of the day this dis trict belongs to the people and the people will make a decision on who they want to represent. For Mica, who represented the formerly geographically stretched district that dove southward through western Seminole familiar one, as he grew up in the Winter But hell be representing the east side of the State Senate lose David Simmons, gain Andy Gardiner Following the passing of the fair district ing legislation amendments passed in 2010, it was deemed district lines should, where possible, be drawn to follow natural, geo graphical boundaries. In the case of current District 22 representative David Simmons, Seminole County line. I love Seminole County and my district moved up to the north and the logical thing to do was to, of course, stay in the district I have represented, which is now district 10, said Simmons, who is running for the new district that covers all of Seminole and a southern part of Volusia county. An incumbent versus a longtime mayor Florida House District 28 is the new Dis trict 33 after some changes altered its shape and pared two counties from its coverage area. The former District 33, represented by freshman Rep. Jason Brodeur, covered mostly Seminole County, but left out part of Winter Springs and stretched north into Volusia County and south into Orange County. Its new shape places it nicely within the boundaries of Seminole County, though it has a western boundary of U.S. Highway Mary, Sanford and western Seminole Coun ty. Brodeur said that though he was an in cumbent in the old district, he was entering the race for District 28 without the expecta tion that it belonged to him. Nobody owns that seat, Brodeur said during a March interview. Im going to work as hard as I ever have. Hell face former three-term Winter Springs Mayor John Bush, who said he en tered the campaign to get better representa tion for teachers and students in Tallahas see. The district is nice since it includes all of Winter Springs, Bush said. I think it gives me a little bit of an advantage be cause it gives me all of the city of which I was mayor. State representatives get new local district 30 the middle of his Florida House District 37 at his Longwood home, but after redistrict ing dramatically changed the shape of dis tricts in Central Florida, he was left running for a new seat in the new District 30. That district now stretches farther wide than tall along the map, going north to the edge of Longwood and south into Winter and west to the Seminole County line be yond Altamonte Springs. mentioning that his political approach has a broad appeal. Over the past few years Ive built a fol lowing of people who want to see me reelected, he said. I am a conservative who has successfully worked with the other party. Hell be running against Karen Castor Dentel, who entered the race April 16 in response to what she called mistreatment of the education system in Tallahassee and anger over the redistricting process. When I looked at that map and I was already angry, and then I thought, That is my home, we need a voice, she said in an interview in May. The longtime teachers family name may ring a bell, as her mother Betty Cas tor is the former president pro tempore of the Florida Senate. Her sister Kathy is a congresswoman in Floridas 11th congres sional district. This race is pretty much shaping up to be what the [Orlando Sentinel] called a Based on the current debt situation in the United States, many preand post-retirees have become concerned about their Social Security benet. Receiving that continuous in come stream is the foundation of a retirement income plan. To make sure that you maximize your Social Security benet, it is important to know the an swers to these questions. r fntbb ff fr n rf n n CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com *A Safe Harbor LLC is in no way afliated with the Social Security Administration. CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... To learn more about the redistricting and which district you now live in, keep and eye out for a new voter information notice and card. To nd out now, visit voteseminole.org. On this website you can also nd information on how to update your voter registration before the Aug. 14 primary election. ELECTION | State Rep. Jason Brodeur faces former Winter Springs mayor John Bush in the new District 28 C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ARCHIVE PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE U.S. Rep. John Mica, above left, and U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, far right, are running in the new District 7.

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Page 4 The Food Truck Crazy seems to be so very popular with the Oviedo citizens around town. Everybody is saying thank you to the Oviedo Mall people, and ask ing when is the next one coming. Well, gang get out your calendars for I have the listings from now until December. To give you a hint; it is always the second Sun day of the month from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here are the dates: July 8, Farmers Market turns 1 Speaking of marking your calen the Oviedo Historical Societys Farmers Market is Thursday, July 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Society is planning a big celebra than 50 prizes to give away to our shoppers from our faithful vendors. There will be a special recognition for our wonderful band Leftover Biscuits, lots of goodies and we will have a spe cial sheet cake for the vendors. It will be rather on the large size as we have more than 30 vendors joining the festivities. See you all there at the historic Lawton House for tours and our market. Also if you need more informa tion, email lwhite@cityofoviedo. net Fourth of July Celebration Another big celebration coming to town is the annual Fourth of July Celebration hosted by the city of Oviedo, to be held at the Oviedo Mall July 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be entertainment, food trucks, craft vendors, games Buttery Beds for Your Garden On Saturday, June 23, from 10 for Your Garden will be held at the East Branch of the Seminole N. Division St. in Oviedo. Learn how to use native plants to attract tamination and depletion of your water supply. For adults and teens, registration is required but admission is free. Call 407-6651560 for more information. Bridge opens The long-awaited overpass span ning Red Bug Lake Road opened on Tuesday, June 12 (You can read more about it on page 5). The bridge is part of the Cross Semi nole Trail, which travels through the cities of Lake Mary, Oviedo and Winter Springs. My son and his triathlon friends adore this new addition to their practice exercise for upcoming events. It really is great seeing how well it is used, and certainly will be much safer for our bike riders and pedestrians. A big thank you goes out to all involved. Fair tax The Fair Tax Group of Seminole County will present a program about the Fair Tax vs. Flat (in come) tax proposals from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the Seminole County Sher Center; 1225 E. Broadway St., Oviedo. Admission is free. Call A thought After 35 your make-up is like an American Express card you cant leave home without it. Judy Batterson Although we can grow our gardens yearround here in Central Florida, a few of us would happily tag summer with the that form the basis of our North American cuisine do not thrive, let alone survive, through the weather conditions of the next several months. Dont get me wrong, I love the food we har vest during the summer season: okra, Malabar spinach, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, yard-long beans and almost any pepper variety other that bell. But for many of the crops we know and love, it is time to buck the trend of the rest of our continental cousins and take a summer vacation from gardening. If you plan to forgo agricultural en deavors as it gets hot and humid, you will need to circumvent the inevitable weed invasion. Open garden space left unat tended will be overwhelmed by invasive or seed-spreading weeds, which can be come a permanent scourge. Recovery from jungle-like conditions in time for autumn planting is never pleasant. Cover the entire garden with multiple layers of mulching materials, starting with cardboard. Gener ously spread thick piles of mulch that will smother existing weeds and choke sprouting seeds. Lawn trimmings, tree leaves, palm fronds and any other locally convenient mulching materials will control unwanted plant growth and be well on their way to becoming compost for this autumns soil improvement chores. Other covers include carpet remnants, black or clear UV resistant plastic sheeting, and weed block fabric. Even with the expected rain, a few days ground or specimens in containers. Create a zone for plants with similar irrigation needs and hook up a hose-connected timer and sprinkler. This simple automation will at least keep plants alive, limiting our time commitment to critical care triage. Hose timers have both automatic-scheduled functions and a manual timer. I use the manual mode, running a sprinkler zone for a selected duration when the lack of rain becomes an issue. In August, when we start greenhouse seedlings for trans plants, an automated irrigation system is necessary to even consider a three-day weekend. Dont forsake your collection of seeds during the summer. Ive seen seed stor age on a garage shelf near the door, open to direct sun and wind-driven rain. At a minimum, keep your packets organized in a sealed plastic box in temperature-mod erated living space. With everything at arms length, bask in the air conditioning while casually perusing the seed catalogs for next seasons planting and enjoy your summer vacation. Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. WHO IS CAREY > Tom Carey From my garden to yours Summer vacation from the garden In less than two weeks the An & Festival will take center stage after months of planning by doz ens of dedicated volunteers. This hallmark event raises small town spirit and fundraising dollars for the Geneva Historical & Genea logical Society, and the Geneva Citizens Association. If youve attended this event before, well likely see you there. If youve never been, think about throwing a lawn chair in your truck bed, toss in a cooler of icy cold beverages, grab your cam era, sunglasses and sunscreen, and head over to the Geneva Elementary area on the morn ing of July 4. Folks gather along the parade route as early as 8 a.m., but theres plenty of room and like everything in our rural zones, the parade moves at a leisurely pace. The parade theme is School Days in honor of the successful rally of our community against the possible closing of Geneva Elementary School and honors the long history of education dating back to the mid-1800s. Families, businesses and organi zations have spent weekends and best represent the theme hoping to win prizes. Horses, trikes & antique wheels We love the gorgeous horses that grace the parade route with their beautifully decorated saddles and bridles. Your little ones can participate in the parade as well. If theyre not waving and throwing candy ride their bike or scooter in the bicycle brigade. Cards spin from from the fenders and handlebars as the two-wheel participants pedal en masse. Crowds go crazy when tikes on trikes steal the for best decorated in the bike brigade. Before, during and after the antique cars in their polished procession. The parking lot of Geneva Elementary will be their stationary home before and after the parade for all to admire. Look skyward at 10:30 a.m. will streak across the sky paral lel to First Street. We are proud from Seminole County Fire Sta engine, water truck and woods truck in which Smokey the Bear rides shotgun. You may also see some political hopefuls including county commissioners and state and U.S. representatives. If youre a real early bird and love people watching, there will Heritage Center starting at 7:30 a.m. all the way up to parade time. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Festival includes games, BBQ & music Then its time to walk down to the festival happening around the Geneva Community Center, where prizes will be announced, delicious barbecue will be dished out and various games begin. Next door the Geneva Museum is open, and emcee Rich Sloane will keep us laughing while games, are in progress. The all-volunteer Greater Geneva Grande Award Marching Band will also continue to perform so if you play a band instrument and can walk a couple of blocks with it, check out the website gggamb.com. All ages are welcome. Contact Jessie Harrelson at jessie_harrelson@bellsouth.net to parade information. Stop by the Geneva Community Center at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, for the last parade and festival planning meeting. We need your hands for jobs large and small to make the event a success and not burn out our dedicated volun teers. Vendors neededArts & Crafts Show All you talented artists and craftsmen should sign up now for the Rural Heritage Centers Fall Arts and Craft Show sched p.m. Reserve a booth by going to ruralheritagecenter.net PHOTO BY TOM CAREY THE VOICE You can cover your entire garden with mulch, carpet remnants, plastic sheeting and weed block fabric. CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing jwfoley@att.net TALK T O JANET > Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002, kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-349-2800. Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK T O KAREN > July Fourth in Geneva More food truckin

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Page 5 THIS WEEK in human history July 6, 1971 Louis Satchmo Armstrong, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, dies in New York City at the age of 69. Armstrong pioneered jazz improvisation and the style known as swing. He had many nicknames, including Satchmo, short for Satchelmouth. they cross the intersection of Red Bug Lake Road and State Road 426. The new 868-foot pedestrian bridge, which towers over those busy streets, opened for business on June 12. The bridge is the newest addition to the 25-mile Cross Seminole Trail, which begins at the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Howell Branch Road and meanders north through Oviedo and Winter Springs until it meets the Seminole-Wekiva Trail at the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 4 in Lake Mary. Seminole Countys goal is to allow citi zens to walk or bike throughout the county without having to cross through danger trail, such as a missing link at the intersec Crossing Red Bug Lake Road can be very dangerous depending on what time of day you cross it, Seminole County Com missioner Bob Dallari said. The point is to continue the expansion of Cross Seminole Trail and increase safety and usage. This (new) bridge does that by eliminating the street, because the six lanes (of Red Bug) can be very dangerous when passing them on foot. Oviedo resident Jim Bowe agreed. I wouldnt want my family crossing this intersection (on foot), Bowe said. Af ter visiting the bridge with his grandson for tion. Was it necessary? Not really. But its great for safety and it expands the range for bicyclists along the trail. Greg and Cindy Register of Oviedo, who regularly bike along the Cross Seminole Trail, agreed. This intersection (of Red Bug and SR-426) is the crossroads of Oviedo, Cindy said. You often have to sit here for a while, and its bad for bikers. Sometimes theyd just scoot their way across, but most have to stop. Now you dont have to stop all the time. Its really nice to see the city and county invest in this structure, Greg said. Aes thetically, theyve done a great job. The bricks, the colors, the design you can tell they really thought about it. Construction on the bridge began in months early. The project came in below budget, costing about $3.3 million out of the $4 million budget. The bridge was funded through a federal stimulus package provided by the American Recovery and ty principal engineer David Martin said. The county went through three rounds of bidding with Congress before funds were secured. The county entered into a contract with American Bridge in May of last year. Al open to the public, the bridge is still under the jurisdiction of American Bridge until they release it back to the county, which should be near the end of the month, Dal lari said. product, Dallari said. The only outstand ing things preventing them from turning it over to us are very minor things. They did a very good job. Additions to the trail have been in the works since the projects conception in the on the next phase of the project on Jan. 3. For $300,000, the county plans to extend the trail from State Road 434 to the Oviedo Gymnasium and Aquatic Center in down town Oviedo. That following April, the SeminoleWekiva Trail, which the Cross Seminole merges into, will undergo an extension from State Road 436 down to the border of Orange County, near the Kids R Us on 436. Dallari said Seminole County is using mon ey from a voter-approved trails referendum that was passed in 2000. New pedestrian bridge over Red Bug Lake Road increases safety for countys bikers and pedestrians KYLE WARNKE The Voice PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE VOICE Seminole County recently completed a pedestrian bridge across Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. It ofcially opened to the public on Tuesday, June 12. B r i d g i n g t h e g a p

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Page 6 To be or not to be is one of the most famous quotes in literature, and its one you may not expect a not only examining, but also writ ing their own version of the play to perform. Their Hamlet, called Cutlet is a character whose string of life may be cut. The nar rator plays piano and sings in rhymes, other players whisper their opinions to cut or not to cut, that is the question. Their sto ry is full of irony, nods to Greek mythology and singing of origi nal songs, and theyre all only el ementary school students. Seven students from Oviedo make up the Carillon Creative Minds, which is sponsored by the Oviedo Rotary Club. The team advanced to the Odyssey of the solving competition that encour ages creative thinking, to repre sent Florida in their Division I group for students in elementary school on May 26. Students from the U.S. and more than 20 other countries get to choose one of pare for and solve there, and also problem solving. Oviedos students, from Car illon Elementary and Galileo School for Gifted Learning, chose problem, which involves putting a musical theater twist on Shake speares famous line. They placed sixth out of 51 teams overall, but got the highest score for their skit representing the line. Your solution is limitless, Coach Nin Yap said. Nothing says you cant, thats what Odys sey is all about. And so the team went to work creating something completely unique, full of their ideas and cre ative style. Their budget was just over $100, so the team made all of their costumes and props using over soda cans to build the cat in their play called Pop, cardboard boxes for their background design and even a trash bag dress. The team said being a part of Odyssey helps them to think outside the box. The supplies that brought their skit to life are things most people would just crumple up and toss in the trash. We look at everything in a dif ferent way, Vangeli Tsompanidis said. Students need to learn to think creatively and productive ly, Yap said. Theyre not looking for ordinary answers. The same is true for the spon Students may be given tooth picks, paperclips and an assort ment of little objects and instruct ed to make a stable bridge, or told to make up a string of rhymes, the funnier and more unique the bet ter. And while it is a competition, its one that is respectful of every ones input. Youll never hear thats a stu pid idea at Odyssey, team mem ber Grace Smith said. For the Oviedo team, its also a Each member has their own, from singing to dancing or acting with tends to lean toward solving ing muscles. They said they all just love getting lost in the story theyve imagined. You can be anything you want when youre acting, Ma lavika Kannan said. Its endless what you can do. a vital void in her sons education left by the school system. In mainstream education theres not a lot of creative oppor tunities, and for my son, who re ally needed that because hes very creative, this was such an amazing outlet for him to be able to express himself on stage and to be able to use his imagination, Tsompani dis said. For me Odyssey was a need. He needed this enrichment program. This program helps all of the team members to grow, too. Shy ones have learned to sing solos, dence, and the natural actors amp up their performing gusto. They think faster, read more they read several classic novels before choosing their theme last year and learn beyond whats being taught in an elementary school classroom, she said. It opens their minds to possi bilities, Tsompanidis said. Tools, wires and metal litter the patio of an Oviedo home, while electronics cover a makeshift desk. Theres never a break in dis cussion, and the team hovers over their project, carefully adjusting parts. Theres a slight splash as the machine is gingerly lowered into the water. With a quick glance and listen it isnt hard to see that hours and a whole year have been spent on this pool deck. Four graduates from Seminole High School and The Geneva School have worked tirelessly, spending every day, and often 12 hours at a time, for the past year creating a remotely operated ve hicle (ROV) that is able to com The team, which competes under the name Tachyon Robotics, won the Florida regional competition to head to the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV competition At the competition, their robot will have 15 minutes to complete encountered in underwater ro botics. The team can score extra allotted. Tachyon Robotics has been making their practice runs in 10 minutes or less. Our robot was designed to be as maneuverable and as fast as possible, said Kieran Wilson, team captain and Oviedo resi dent. That should make them a top contender for the win, they said. past have used all the time or in time. That speed hasnt been reached easily, though. A year has been spent tweaking every part of their robot even days before the international competition, the team spends hours troubleshoot ing glitches, improving or replac and practicing their missions. Were all heavily invested, Wilson said. Watching the teams work come to life Even after a landslide win in Flor ida their team got 250 points, second place got only 80 there isnt time to be complacent when heading to compete against the best high school and college teams around the country and world. Especially when their robot is go ing against ones built by teams of 20, with budgets of $25,000, vastly But for the team, its all worth it the moment they get to toss in their robot and see it react to each command they give it using their Xbox remote, every movement re corded by cameras attached to the ROV and played on a screen for team pilot Sam Knight of Oviedo to see. Its really fun for me to cre ate all this and then actually see it work, because there were hun dreds upon hundreds of hours captain Michael Ikegami of Win ter Park. Its just seeing it all come to gether after all the work weve put into it, Evan Terry of Winter Springs said. Better than college And its a product the whole team has done themselves. They have a mentor, but he doesnt attend meetings and is only there for oc casional advice. Google, trial and error and lots of interest and curi osity have led them to something most people couldnt imagine building. Ikegami has read two textbooks to help him learn the circuitry that went into making the robot. Theyve covered mate rial college engineering sopho mores and juniors learn, while being sophomores in high school. Being a part of this team has cer tainly given them an edge going into college all four of them are majoring in engineering and some have received scholarships they can attribute to this work. Everything we do is done from scratch, Ikegami said. Youre forced to learn and having to apply it, you learn it in a way thats a lot more solid than simply learning it in a textbook and then years later having to do neering experience where were developing something just as you would in the real world, design ing it, testing it, getting money this, Wilson said. Years spending every free mo them to the international level. Theyll be counting on the cool head and hands of their pilot, and they arent worried at all. Lots of pressure is on the pi lot, Ikegami said. But Sam doesnt feel pres sure, Wilson said. Robotics team heads to international competition BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF KIERAN WILSON Tachyon Robotics members have spent a year perfecting a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that can complete tasks underwater, controlled with an Xbox remote. For more information about Odyssey of the Mind and to start up your own team, visit oridaodysseyofthemind. org. Oviedos team included students from Carillon Elementary and Galileo School for Gifted Learning: Bennet Preuss, Sarah Persaud, Kaitlin Yap, Priyanka Chandra, Grace Smith, Vangeli Tsompanidis and Malavika Kannan. The team will compete in the MATE International ROV competition June 21-23 in Orlando. Visit www. MateRover.org for more information about the competition. Check out www.tachyonrobotics.blogspot.com to follow the teams progress. Expanding minds competition where they were against teams from all over the world BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF CARILLON CREATIVE MINDS These Carillon Elementary students turned $100 worth of random objects into an adaptation of Shakespeare at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in May.

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Page 7 That symbol of Oviedo the rooster hangs around the Santorini Restaurant with a seeming lack of concern for the fact that he could easily become part of the fresh ingredi ents that make this place a family restaurant and a destination for those who long for real Greek food. Close your eyes and smell the gyros, the hummus and the glorious tzatziki, and youll be carried away as if you were be ing served on the exotically beautiful island of Santorini (in Greece). Anyone who knows me knows how impor tant Greece is to me, and it was inevitable that I would soon be reviewing a Greek restau rant. I only hoped that it would be like the best of the restaurants in Greece with recipes handed down for generations and the owners am more than happy to report that Santorini at 111 Geneva Drive is all real because the res taurant is run by a caring and loving couple whove been here in the States for three years and have run the restaurant for one year. David and Sura Naser love the island of Santorini as their favorite place on Earth, and they also love to cook. Sura started cooking for the family at the age of 14. My recipes are in my eyes and my hands, she says. And she simply rolls her eyes at the idea of ever writing them down. I know when its right by the smell. She explains that her lamb, for example, is created with nine spices, and they are the right ones, lar and simply delicious. I started my tasting adventure with the Appetizer Combo All 4, and that was one of the better choices Ive made lately. Its amazing and vegetarian and good for you and tastes great. The test especially in the States is the tzatziki, a sauce created from Greek yo gurt, cucumbers, garlic and magic. You have not tasted Greek food until youve had good tzatziki, and Suras is as good as any I ever tasted in Greece! The roasted eggplant has a secret added ingredient of tahini to take it a step above the norm and make it memorable. The hummus with a basic ingredient of chickpeas and the same food that fed Alex ander the Greats army requires particular spices to make it special, and once again, Suras recipe raises this basic dish above the norm. My special praise, however, is reserved for the perfectly spicy Kapanisti Feta (Feta spread), which was a revelation. This is old taurants and is so good I saved smalls bits of it to appreciate throughout the meal. Did I mention that the portions are indeed generous and beautifully presented? I can easily see myself stopping by for a plate of Combo All 4 and a glass of Greek wine and making that dinner. I did the combo dinner for my entre as well and luxuriated in more of Suras genu ine, homemade Mediterranean classics. I share Suras love of eggplant, which serves as the bottom layer of Moussaka, the most traditional of all Greek dishes. The tough part of preparing Moussaka is the spicing (second nature for Sura) and the creamy bchamel sauce that is the top layer. Suras is perfect. I tried the roast lamb, trusting in Suras nine spices and was rewarded with a tender, tasty portion. The surprise moment came with which are incredible at this restaurant. By the spices. Then I tried some of the gyro meat delicious especially when coupled with the tzatziki. For dessert I had to try another old Greek had before. Its a virtual epiphany of des serts. Take the ingredients of baklava nuts, add an outrageous layer of whipped heavy cream and then put nuts on top of that. Its amazing, and you must try it anytime Sura If I had a Greek mother, I could only hope her food would be this good, and Ive said enough that you already know this restau rant is highly recommended. Suras food is absolutely authentic, fresh and handmade, and I love it. Oviedo VISION Center 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansFashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes Treatment of Infections & Glaucoma In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Santorini Restaurant is at 111 Geneva Drive in Oviedo. Call 321-765-8247. Santorinis is the real Greek deal JOSH GARRICK The Voice PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Owner David Naser, at right, slices gyro meat for one of Santorini Restaurants authentic Greek dishes. Josh Garrick, above, samples the gyro meat, which he said was delicious coupled with the tzatziki sauce. JUNE The Seminole State College Plan etarium will host Central Florida Nights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on June 29; Sol from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on June 23 and 30; and Gift of the Nile from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on June 22. Skies Down Under will be pre sented from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on July 6, 7, 13 and 14. The planetarium is closed July 20, 21, 27 and 28. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407-708-2360. The Oviedo Mall offers childrens activities in the food court from noon to 2 p.m. every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 1. Call 407-977-2400 or visit myovie domall.com JUNE 23 Lach Orthodontics will provide Brave props and photo ops Satur day at the Regal Theater in Oviedo Mall from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Enter to win free tickets to Ice Age. Learn how to use native plants to attract butteries and reduce con tamination and depletion of your water supply. The free event, for adults and teens only, will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the East Branch Library at 310 Division St., Oviedo. Registration is required. Call 407-665-1560 or visit seminolecounty.gov/libraries Join the Seminole County Natural Lands Program from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 23, to learn about amphibians. Children must be with an adult. Pre-registration is re quired. The $5 class will take place at Environmental Studies Center at 2985 Osprey Trail, Longwood. Reg ister at Red Bug Lake Park, Sylvan Lake Park or Sanlando Park. Parks are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 321-377-4846. ONGOING Learn how to create folded book art, book sculptures or mixed me dia book art at Altered Book Art Workshops for Adults & Teens Its free, but registration is required. The rst session will take place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Cen tral Branch Library, 215 N. Oxford Road, Casselberry. Call 407-6651500. The next session will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the North Branch Library, 150 N. Pal metto Ave., Sanford. Call 407-6651620. The nal session will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the East Branch Library, 310 Divi sion St., Oviedo. Call 407-665-1560. From 6-10 p.m. every third Friday of the month (July 20) is Parents Night Out at SPARK! Family Enrich ment Center, 5965 Red Bug Lake Road. Cost is $25 for the rst child with a $5 sibling discount. Pre-reg istration is required. Call 407-6797775. SUMMER CAMP The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) will host a summer camp speci cally targeted to eighth-, ninthand 10th-graders from underrepre sented communities. Camp Connect will be held July 16 through July 20 on UCFs Orlando campus. Register by June 30 at http://www.diversity. cecs.ucf.edu/campconnect Email calendar submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup. com From the Corner Table

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Page 8 JUNE 22 Help increase the canine employment rate Friday, June 22, with Take Your Dog To Work Day! JUNE 23 Come to the Oviedo Winter Springs Jr. Optimists car wash at 10:25 a.m on Saturday, June 23, at the 7-Eleven on the corner of Red Bug Lake and Slavia Roads. Wheels Washin Wheels Car Wash will be washing cars to benet spinal cord injury on State Road 434 in Longwood on Saturday, June 23. Food trucks of Or lando will be there providing pizza and ice cream. Call 407-571-9974 or email liza@ projectwalkorlando.org First Unitarian Church of Orlando at 1901 East Robinson St. will hold the fourth An nual Spaghetti Cook-off fundraiser in honor of Aaron Teels nonprot HelpHO PELive fund, part of the Southeast Spinal Cord Injury Program. The event is from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Contact Dan Teel at dteel2@c.rr.com or visit spaghet ticookoff.wordpress.com An extension food preservation class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Satur day, June 23 at the Seminole County Ex tension Services kitchen, located at 250 W. County Home Road in Sanford. Each class requires pre-registration and a prepayment of $10 in cash or check made payable to Seminole County. Register at tinyurl.com/DryFoods JUNE 27 A blood and bone marrow drive for Ashley Komanetsky, 14, who suffers from severe aplastic anemia, will be held from 3-8 p.m. June 27 at First Baptist of Oviedo, 45 W. Broadway St. Blood donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fan dango. Discuss benets of the FairTax vs. sev eral at (income) tax proposals. at the Seminole County Sheriffs Annex at 1225 E. Broadway St. in Oviedo from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. Call 407949-2959. JUNE 28 The Florida Department of Transporta tion (FDOT) is holding a public informa tion meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, regarding plans to complete a corridor planning study along Alafaya Trail from Colonial Drive to McCulloch Road. The meeting is at the UCF Morgridge Inter national Reading Center located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd. JUNE 30 The Forgotten Ones invites you to a free lunch, haircuts and groceries events at 98 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every fth Saturday of the month (June 30 this month) is Sci-Fi Movie Night at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main St. Come around 6:30 p.m. to dine on ne pizza. Enjoy the night of scary family fun at 7 p.m. There is a $5 donation per person. Superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools Dr. Bill Vogel will pass the Districts keys to the upcoming super intendent, Walt Grifn, on Saturday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m. at the Educational Sup port Center Board Room at 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd. in Sanford. JULY 6 The American Harp Society will feature two performances in July at St. Lukes Lutheran Church and School at 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Frank Voltz, a piano, organ and harp player, will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, the Harp Recital and En semble Concert will feature performances from more than 20 student harpists. Call 407-365-3408 or visit stlukes-oviedo.org JULY 7 The Oviedo Historical Society Monthly Farmers Market will celebrate its oneyear anniversary from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at Historic Lawton House at 200 W. Broadway St. Email lwhite@ cityofoviedo, call 407-971-5612 or visit oviedohs.com JULY 8 Join Food Truck Crazy at Oviedo Mall in the northwest parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, for dinner from gourmet food trucks. The next event will be held Aug. 12. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com The Intro to Sundew Gardening tour and workshop is held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Sunday of each month (July 8). Cost is $20. Visit Sundew Gardens on Facebook, at SundewGardens.com or email sundewgardens@gmail.com JULY 11 Lunchtime Food Preparation Webinars will host Florida Seafood: Simply De licious from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Register at http://bit. ly/HmHUjE Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com 160 East Broadway PO Box 622143 Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 365-3722 Fax: (407) 365-7786 www.signman.net (Located at the base of the Nelson & Co. water tower) Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! Calendar Come celebrate the city of Altamonte Springs 17th annual Independence Day for Red Hot & Boom from 4-11 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park on Tuesday, July 3. The event features live entertainment by XL106.7 Radio, childrens activities, vendor booths, food, drink and a 25-min ute reworks display. Fireworks begin at about 9:30 p.m. The city of Sanford and Waste Pro pres ent Star Spangled Sanford from 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Enjoy live entertainment, great food & drinks, the Splash Pad and a most spectacular re works display over beautiful Lake Mon roe. For more information, please call 407-688-5120. F O U R T H O F J U L Y C A L E N D A R Sanford Art Walk This months Sanford Art Walk will take place from 6-9 p.m. on June 22 in His toric Downtown Sanford. Pictured is Moonlight Serenade by Stewart Jones, Gallery on First. Visit www.sanfordartwalk.com Genevas Fourth of July Parade & Festival The only Fourth of July Parade in Central Florida starts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with an antique plane yover as the parade leaves the First Baptist Church in Geneva. The School Days parade will have good viewing on First Street, Pine Street, 2nd Street and Avenue C. The annual hometown 4th of July Festival at 11:30 a.m. follows the parade at the Geneva Community Center at 161 First St. Celebration of Freedom Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom 12 will take place Wednesday, July 4, at Central Winds Park from 5-9:30 p.m. Winter Springs Got Talent is at 5:30 p.m. at the main stage. Fire works are at 9:10 p.m. Conces sion vendors will be on hand featuring food and drinks throughout the Grass Amphitheater. Coolers at a maximum size of a 6-pack are permitted. All bags and coolers will be subject to search at the event gates. Independence Day Celebration On Wednesday, July 4, the city of Oviedo is hosting its annual Independence Day Celebration. There will be live entertainment from Jim Van Fleet & the Reign and Jake & the Elwood Blues Revue for your enjoyment. Other activi ties to enjoy include inatable and carnival games, great food, craft vendors and a wonderful reworks display. Join us at the Oviedo Mall, at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information please call 407-971-5575 or 407-971-5568. East Side Regional Hob Nob Join the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce for the East Side Regional Hob Nob, at Bright House Networks Stadium from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 26. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Register at ESRHobNob.com

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Page 9 In 2012, Disney Helping Kids Shine provided $1.5 million in grants to 59 Central Florida nonprots who are building a better future for Central Floridas children and families.Recipient of a 2012 Disney Helping Kids Shine GrantWe are investing in your efforts to inspire children and families to achieve their full potential. We Salute New Hope for Kids www.NewHopeforKids.org So this is our commitment to you. We will work as diligently to help grow and protect your money as you did earning it. And help create a passionately disciplined plan designed to provide sustainable income for your riveting next chapter. Discover all that we can do for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. YOU STOP WORKING AT 65. YOUR MONEY STOPS WORKING AT 65. T HIS COULD BE A PROBLEM. YOU STOP W ORKING A T 65. YOUR MONEY STO P S W ORKING A T 65. T H I S COULD B E A P ROB LEM. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-BDMKT-0426 RJA 10/10 Scott R. 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Nickerson, AAMS www.fortresswmrj.com Associate Vice President, Investments 301 East Pine Street Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32801 407-246-8895 scott.nickerson@raymondjames.com Notes Oviedo locals make deans list Miriam Wilson of Oviedo was among stu dents honored recently with inclusion on Carson-Newman Colleges Deans List for the spring 2012 semester. Also, Christo pher Fuller of Oviedo has earned deans list for the 2012 spring semester at Lasell College. A member of the class of 2014, Fuller is majoring in Undeclared Allied Health. Florida Tech names local students to deans list Florida Institute of Technologys Deans List for the spring semester 2012 includ ed Ryan Mahoney, Brian Bosse and Mi chelle Berg of Oviedo; Etienne Wolmarans and James Mannara of Longwood; and Kevin Thompson of Winter Springs. Winter Springs student earns degrees David Ian Margolies of Winter Springs received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from Wash ington and Lee University on Thursday, May 24. Margolies majored in computer science and physics-engineering. Oviedo local earns college degree Rachel Winsten of Oviedo was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in civil en gineering with distinction at the 144th Commencement exercises at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on May 12. Big Lots kicks off 5th annual Lots2Give video contest The following Seminole County schools are all vying for a chance to win a share of the $120,000 in cash prizes: Casselberry Elementary School, English Estates El ementary School in Fern Park, Layer Ele mentary School in Longwood and Midway Elementary School for the Arts in Sanford. As part of the 2012 Lots2Give contest, the public is invited to view the videos submitted by the participating schools at www.biglots.com/lots2give and vote for their favorite. To enter the contest, schools submitted a 90-second video and a brief essay on why their school could use some additional nancial support. One $20,000 grand prize, two $10,000 rst-place prizes, four $5,000 secondplace prizes and 30 $2,000 third-place prizes will be awarded. Goodwill hosts food drive for Second Harvest During the month of June, all Goodwill retail stores and donation centers in Cen tral Florida will participate in the Fill the Need food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank. Donations will support Sec ond Harvests Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope campaign, which helps feed chil dren while school is out during the sum mer months. Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items along with their Goodwill donations. The drive runs from June 1-30. To nd the nearest retail center, please visit goodwillc.org Help Hope decorate lunch bags Kids of all ages are needed to decorate brown lunch bags for our Kids of Hope lunch bags. Just stop in at HOPEs Com munity Thrift Store at 149 E. Broadway St. and ask for some bags to decorate, or purchase #8 bags at Publix. BIZ NEWS Local contractors renovate new salon space Vanson Enterprises Inc. completed a large-scale renovation project for M Studio Salon in Oviedo. Vanson Enter prises Inc., in its 21st year of business, turned a 1,400 square-foot unoccupied space into a completely tted hair and massage salon. The general contractors performed the renovation in a mere ve weeks.Were incredibly pleased with the end results of the M Studio Salon project, Vanson President Rhonda Loft said. We literally started from the ground up, turn ing a white box of a space into a rened hair salon. Its great to be kicking off the summer with another happy client. M Studio Salon will open its doors in July. The salon features a lounge and sham poo area, complete with massage chairs, granite countertops and a combination of engineered wood oors and stained con crete. Life-saving paramedic equipment to premier at global trade show Advanced EMS Designs Inc. in Winter Springs plans to showcase its newly patented health care product at the up coming EMS World EXPO trade show in New Orleans, La. Retired reghter and paramedic Scott Neusch, who heads Ad vanced EMS Designs, said the companys product, Board Armor, is a disposable Tyvek sheath that covers backboards EMS workers use when transporting ac cident victims. Advanced EMS Designs is a client company of the University of Cen tral Florida Business Incubator in Winter Springs. Security company qualies to offer health programs Fidelity Security Agency LLC in Winter Springs was recently designated a Pro gram Training Site by the American Heart Association. The company can now offer American Heart Certied Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver AED, CPR and Ba sic Life Support training for health care providers. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Local teachers honored by school board At the school board meeting on June 12, the board recognized the outstanding achieve ments of the 2012 Rookie Teachers of the Year! One of the three is Katelyn Moore, who teaches gifted language arts for grades sixth through eighth at Indian Trails Middle School in Winter Springs. Lois Chavis, her principal, said she saw Moore present at a middle school principals meeting when Moore was an intern. She was not intimidated by the au dience and had command of the subject matter. Chavis decided right then and there that if an opportunity arose, she would hire Moore. When it did, Moore was hired as a gifted language arts teacher at Indian Trails. Moore not only expects the best of her students academically, but is also about building great citizens for tomorrow. She encourages her students to get involved with our community and take on projects. Seminole physical therapy professor recognized Seminole State College of Florida professor Dr. Carol Clayton has received the F.A. Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator. Clayton, the program manager for Seminole States Physical Therapist Assistant Program, was recog nized by the American Physical Therapy Associa tion (APTA) for her demonstrated commitment to teaching, promoting and dening education in her eld throughout her 39-year teaching career. Plan your weekend with The Weekender! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Maitland, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 10 THIS WEEK in sports history June 30, 1962 Sandy Koufax strikes out 13 batters and walks five to lead the Brooklyn Dodgers over the New York Mets 5-0 with his first career no-hitter. Koufax went on to throw three more no-hitters, including a perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965, in which he allowed no hits and no walks. Upcoming Events Tuesday, July 3 Let's Connect! Join the chamber as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary at our July Luncheon. With the assistance of Citizens Bank of Florida, the chamber will welcome back founders, Past Presidents and many others that helped the chamber become all that it is today! Tuesday, June 26 East Side Regional Hob Nob 5pm 9pm Bright House Networks Stadium The preeminent political event for 2012, the evening will feature straw poll! www.ESRHobNob.com For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org 11:30am 1:15pm Oviedo Mall Community Room 9am 11am Chamber OfficeThursday, July 12 Chamber's 30th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, July 19 5:30 7:30pm 1753 W. Broadway, Oviedo Here are the nalists for this years scholarship with Club President Robert Archie: Sarah Davis of Oviedo High School, Ashley Jahren of Trinity Preparatory School, Karen omas of Oviedo High School, and Lauren Vargo of Bishop Moore. Not shown: Joelle Mateola of Oviedo High School I n its mission to dedicating themselves to changing the world, one child and one community at a time, the Oviedo Winter Springs Kiwanis Club has distinguished four local students symbolizing this doctrine with $500 college scholarships at their May 17th meeting. ese exceptional young people were awarded for the ne work they have done both in and out of the classroom. ey were chosen from among dozens of candidates based on criteria such as academic performance, community service, personal essays, letters of recommendation from teachers, charity organizations, pastors, etc. Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comHomegrown always tastes better. Experience homegrown gardening: Three hometown Oviedo boys Josh Gipson, Lee Blackwood and Matt Levenson played baseball with the All American Pride Team out of Longwood in Cooperstown, all. We are so proud of the team and especially our three hometown Oviedo boys, mom Cindy Blackwood wrote. Oviedo boys play baseball with Pride Winter Parks top gun on the mound, Mi chael Sylvestri, has given up zero runs in his two starts and struck out 20 to make him the top pitcher in the Florida Colle giate Summer League as it enters its third week of the season. But the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs selves with some catching up to do after sliding in the past week following a strong Week 1. Will they be able to make a come back? Leesburg Lightning, who went on a tear in Week 2. The Rats are two games behind after collapsing in the second week of the season. For the Dawgs, Sylvestris incredible performances on the mound have contrib need to rely on stronger performances from their big bats to keep run scoring high. So far that hasnt been a problem for Michael Danner, whos batting .429 at the end of Week 2 and scored 11 runs in the process. Chalk that high run count to Dan ners speed on the bases, as he leads the league in swiped bags with 11. Bringing Danner home, Tyler Rocklein leads the league in RBI with nine, while Ted Blackman is just behind with eight the league in walks with 11. And though percentage. But thats where the Dawgs hit parade Will the bottom of the batting order be able to step up? Time will tell, as the seasons still young. The Dawgs will be home in Alfond Sta dium at 7 p.m. Friday to face the Orlando Monarchs. In Sanford the Rats will host the p.m. Friday at Sanford Memorial Stadium. Looking to surge ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Edgemon Ave., Winter Springs, and is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 407-327-6554 or visit tinyurl.com/ WinterSpringsSeniorCenter for a schedule of classes and more information. Left, right, step step step. Left, right, step step step, repeats Joan Lichtenberger, her footsteps echoing across the hardwood son, stepping to the sound of Shake Me, as the line dancers bounce and sway their hips to the music and smiles spread across their faces. Left, right, step step step, Lichten berger shouts. She moves a little too quick mation behind her is out of step. The music stops, replaced by an eruption of laughter. Most of the dancers are beginners, and many of them are beyond a peppering of gray hair, though as soon as they realize what happened, they chuckle like toddlers. OK, OK, Lichtenberger says. Lets start over. Dont forget to give it your at titude. haired gentleman shouts from the back, as grees. Spinning George, as they call him, but hes not shy. We just like to have fun, be silly with it, said George, who, along with his girl friend, Ann, waltz, tango and even per form the occasional Irish jig. We come for the social aspect. Its exercise, and its bet ter than sitting in a recliner chair. For many of its members, the Win ter Springs Senior Center is the best way shoot of the Winter Springs Civic Center next door with only 18 members. But with help from the city of Winter Springs, the center has grown to more than 1,000 mem bers, and has seen plenty of facilities ex pansions over the years. A therapy pool bubbles away in its own the opportunity for water aerobics and ex ercises. A fully equipped computer room computers, from checking your email to pool players circle two billiards tables, siz ing up their shots next to the numerous tournament plaques adorning a wall. The center also provides free transporta tion to and from their facility for residents of Winter Springs, one of the only centers the director said. Were the only ones in Central Florida who actually care about our seniors, Su 1989, said. The city takes excellent care of us. Even in times of economic stress, Win ter Springs has not reduced its services for the elderly, said Joanne Krebs, city com is that services havent been reduced. We But I do not recall reducing anything for the seniors. Krebs is currently pushing for play ground equipment for adults, such as sta tionary bikes, at local parks around the city, Center invigorates minds and bodies KYLE WARNKE The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Seniors, including Spinning George, dance up a storm during a line dance class at the Senior Center. Please see CENTER on page 14

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Page 14 r fnrtbtrr rfntbrfnrtbtrr rf rfntb f In 1991 the shing vessel the Andrea Gail sunk in the North Atlantic in what was later named The Perfect Storm. The Perfect Storm was the conuence of a high-pressure system from one direction, a low-pressure system from another direction and Hurricane Grace. At peak intensity the storm produced a record wave height of over 100 feet and an average wave height of 39 feet. I believe that the modern retiree and those that are soon to retire face a nancial version of the perfect storm. Ination, low interest rates and longevity combined may wreak havoc on those who are not prepared and the retirement dreams of some will likely sink. My purpose in writing this is not to scare you, but rather to warn you and encourage you to adequately prepare. In order to adequately prepare we must rst fully understand the nature of the threat. So I will examine each component of this perfect storm independently. First we will take a look at ination. Simply put ination is a rise in the general price level of goods and services over time. For example, in 1982 it cost 20 cents to mail a letter, the cost to mail that same letter now is 45 cents, an increase of 125 percent! If we were to use postage rates as a proxy for ination your retirement accounts would need to increase by 125 percent during that same period just to maintain the purchasing power of your money. The long-term ination rate going back to 1926 averaged 3.1 percent per year. Economists generally agree that hyper-ination or a rapid rise in the price of goods and services is caused by excessive growth in the money supply (the number of dollars in circulation). As a response to the recent recession the Federal Reserve instituted a measure called Quantitative Easing, which is essentially printing more dollars, buying treasuries with those dollars and therefore increasing the money supply dramatically. I do not have a crystal ball, but many experts believe we are headed for higher-thanaverage ination. Ination needs to be taken into account when planning for retirement and is often overlooked. The second component of this perfect storm is the low interest rate environment we are currently in. According to Bankrate.com the national average for a one-year CD is just 0.33 percent. The negative effects of this are twofold: rst, if you are invested in CDs you are losing purchasing power each and every year your CDs pay you less than the ination rate, and second, if you are drawing an income from your retirement savings, the interest may not be adequate to meet your income needs and you will be forced to draw from the principal. Once you begin to withdraw principal you will need to take a higher and higher percentage to maintain your income level as the amount you have earning interest decreases. For example, a couple with $500,000 in retirement savings invested in CDs earning 5 percent can take $25,000 each year without depleting their principal but what happens if that CD matures and the renewal rate is 1 percent? The couple will either have to cut their income by $20,000 or take $20,000 from the principal. If they choose the latter they will then have just $480,000 earning 1 percent meaning that they will earn $4,800. In order to maintain their current level of income they will need to take $20,200 from principal the following year. The perception is that CDs are safe but with interest rates this low, they may turn out to be anything but. Calculating a sustainable withdrawal rate given your tolerance for risk is essential in order to execute a successful retirement plan. The third component is longevity. Living a long time is a good thing, but we need to be careful to make sure our money lasts as long as we do. Statistics show that a 65-yearold couple has an 85 percent chance that at least one of them will live past the age of 85. As a result, that same 65-year-old couple retiring today can reasonably expect to spend 20 or perhaps even 30 years in retirement. Longevity amplies the effects of the rst two components and thus creates the perfect storm. If you lose ground to ination on a yearly basis or achieve a level of growth less than your annual withdrawal rate, you are depleting your purchasing power, and should you live long enough, you run the risk of outliving your assets. It is my opinion that this storm is coming and that we need to prepare for it. There are steps that can be taken improve the probability of a positive outcome, but rst we must recognize the threat. The views expressed here are the current opinion of the author, but not necessarily those of Raymond James & Associates. The authors opinions are subject to change without notice. Information contained in this report was received from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy is not guaranteed. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investing always involves risk and you may incur a prot or loss. No investment strategy can guarantee success. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Weathering the perfect storm To her, the variety of classes of fered really makes Winter Springs stand out from other centers. What works for some who are physically able doesnt work for others (who arent), said Krebs, referring to the yoga and dancing classes that the center of fers. Theyre continually looking at new things that havent been forward motion on what hobbies people want to do. One of Krebs favorite activi ties is the centers ceramics class, where members can craft their own sculptures and take advan tage of the kiln. Laura Domenech, a program coordinator at the center, relays the story of a senior member who worked on a piggy bank for her granddaughter, only instead she crafted an alligator bank. After working on the project for months in class, it was a special moment You wouldve thought Id given her the world, when it came out of the kiln, Domenech said. Her eyes just lit up. For many of the seniors, the clubs activities are the only form of socializing they get every week. There are times that this is your only outlet, Domenech said. We tell them, Just do what you can do. Every little bit you do accomplishes something. CENTER | C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Senior Community Bulletin WINTER SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER EVENTS Visit the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave., Winter Springs, to experience all that we have to offer. We can be contacted at 407-327-6554 Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via e-mail at scoffman@win tersprings.org or ldomenech@winter springs.org. You may also want to visit our website at www.wintersprings.org to see an overall of our calendars, day trips and of course our Therapy Pool. The therapy pool offers tness classes from Basic Arthritics to Aero bics. You can also enjoy open swim each day, relaxing in the Jacuzzi and rejuvenating those tired muscles in 9496 degree water. Contact Dell Walker at 407-327-6477 for more information. Annual membership required, annual fee $45. Activities at the Senior Center offer a variety for everyone. If you enjoy work ing out we offer Jazzercise on Mon day, Wednesday and Friday; Tai Chi on Monday; Line Dancing on Monday and Thursday and Chair Yoga on Friday. You want to learn more about the computer? Computer Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Bridge plays Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with a Bridge Class Tuesday morning. Join us for a catered lunch every Wednesday for only $5; please RSVP by Tuesday afternoon. After lunch stay for an afternoon of Bingo. We also offer Bin go on Friday afternoon where you can sit and chat over a hot dog lunch with all the xings prior to Bingo, only $1.25. For those who like the craftier side we have Ceramics on Monday and to make it easy on you we provide all sup plies. Price of any piece is based on a completed piece. This saves you from unnecessary purchases and toting you project back and forth. Another craft we offer is Scrapbooking. We meet on Tues days, you provide you materials we pro vide companionship and inspirations. Now that you have read all we offer, imagine it for only $25 a year. In addition to everything mentioned we offer a day trip once a month. July 14 we will be traveling west on Inter state 4 to the Seminole Hard Rock Ca sino. Cost is $30 and when you arrive at the casino you will receive $25 in ma chine play and a $5 voucher for lunch in any of the wonderful eateries. Send calendar submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com How to treat someone with dementia Tell me more about that is what one should say to someone with de mentia who is fabricating information, said Brenda Nieman, memory care consultant. She added, Rather than correct comments that do not make sense, you need to go on the journey with them. Brenda addressed Jew ish Pavilion volunteers and members of the community at a workshop at Serenades by Sonata on May 10. Fifty participants at the Jewish Pavilion workshop learned how to improve their own brains by focusing on mind, body and spirit. Brenda explained that it takes a moment for a resident with dementia to focus, so it is important to say hello while six feet away and then slowly approach, grasp his thumb with one hand and take your opposite hand and place it on top of his hand. Then sit down beside the person where you can best communicate. Visit jewishpa vilion.org for more information. Social Security announces new allowances In April, Social Security announced 52 new Compassionate Allowances con ditions to the growing list of severe medical conditions that qualify for expedited medical decisions. The new conditions include many neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases. The Compassionate Allowances ini tiative is a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify as disabled based on minimal medical informa tion. Visit socialsecurity.gov/compas sionateallowances Shabbat comes to Savannah Court Hank and Suzanne Lander have been sharing Shabbats with Arthur and Harriet Schott for almost four years. When the Schotts recently moved into Savannah Court in Maitland, the Landers wanted to continue this tra dition. Hank and Suzanne, as well as other volunteers from Congregation Bet Chaim in Casselberry began their monthly visits and were warmly wel comed by the Jewish residents. Suzannes quote pretty much sums up the mission of the Jewish Pavilion: to have our Jewish elders always feel connected to their faith and community. The Jewish Pavilion promises the elderly that the community will not forget them when they leave their home for a long-term care facility. It is an outreach organization of more than 400 volunteers and a small staff that provides one-on-one visitation and Jewish holiday celebrations. The Landers will be conducting monthly Shabbats at Savannah Court on the second Saturday of every month (Next one is July 14) at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call 407-678-9363. Seniors First Inc. dedicates new building to the elderly Seniors First Inc. recently hosted a ribbon cutting at its redesigned ofce building. The remodel was funded by a $375,000 grant from Dr. Phillips Charities and allowed the nonprot to consolidate its east and west ofces into one location. Seniors First, which helps senior citizens live independently through a variety of programs and services (like Meals On Wheels), dedicated its new facil ity to the elderly in celebration of Older Americans Month in May. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month a tradition that shows the nations commitment to recog nizing the contributions and achievements of seniors. By Scott Nickerson

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Page 15 Were going to fly in an airplane to Kansas. Im going to take swimming lessons and maybe skating lessons too. We might go to SeaWorld and see Shamu. Jessa Y. 5 years old Im going to Bounce-U, which will be fun because it will be my first visit there. Also Im going to Aquatica, and I cant wait to go on the water slides. Daniel R. 6 years old I like to swim so Ill spend a lot of time in the pool. Next week Ill go to Vacation Bible School too. It will be good not to have to get up early every day. Kaleigh B. 7 years old Were going to the beach and relax. I like when the waves crash at me. Once we tried to catch the little silver fishes at the ocean but then they swam away. Anastasia A. 6 years old Im going to Grandmas house in Rhode Island. Ive been there before when there was snow. Well go to the zoo and to the beach where I like the sand and the waves. Makenzie M. 5 years old Kids from the Geneva book fair and the Oviedo Farmers Market talk about their summer plans. Like many high school graduates, I entered college with a major in mind and focus. I knew for certain I wanted to work at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and study diseases. In my sec ond year, I realized that was not where I wanted to be and switched to business. When I graduated, I thought event plan ning would be a good career choice. I quickly found that I hated it. Needing to support myself, I took a retail manage ment job because it was what I knew. Fortunately, I was able to identify a new career track by analyzing my skills and what I loved. Right now, people are there are no jobs in their career. Thats experience to go with the degree. a job in your chosen career? If you fall into something like I did with retail, are you stuck? Here is my advice: take time to set up informational interviews in are successful. Find out how people got where you want to be. Look for mentors. Ask for introductions, use LinkedIn, volunteer, do internships. Job shadowing that can lend to your interests. It may be that you have to accept a job to learn everything you can on the job. Entry level can lead to promotions or ex perience that helps you leverage yourself for upward mobility. No one becomes the CEO of a major organization overnight success takes work. THIS WEEK in political history July 3, 1755 On Cambridge Common in Massachusetts, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered there, draws his sword and formally takes command of the Continental Army. Washington declined to accept payment for his services beyond reimbursement of future expenses. Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council, with more than 10 years of recruiting and human resources experience. Please send questions about employment by fax 407-260-2949 sandi@ christianhelp.org or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707. TALK T O SANDI > EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi Getting there from here The Games of the XXXth Olympiad will begin in London on July 27, and they have been anticipated in England with a combi nation of excitement, media hype, public I had the good fortune of spending the teaching in the FSU London Program, where I was able to witness these various The legacy of the London Games is a subject being discussed and debated in the the London Organizing Committee stress the events legacy as a way of reassur ing the public that the extravagant cost of staging the games is a wise investment for the people of England and not a public burden, as has been the case in Greece and China. The budget has reached 15 billion projected budget of less than 6 billion pounds (about $9.5 billion). In the past few months the budget for the opening and closing ceremonies was doubled, and at the insistence of the United States, the security budget was also doubled. This is a tough sell given the fact that austerity budget has been implemented by the English government with a call for sac by the task, Prime Minister David Cam eron and London Mayor Boris Johnson in terms of investment rather than cost overrun. The promised legacy is multifaceted. First, is the opportunity to present the best of Britain to the massive global television audience as well as to visitors. Of more East London. Abandoned lands and urban blight have been replaced by the Olympic New public transport for East London includes a massive hub through which housing is another part of the legacy with a projected 11,000 new housing units. The Olympic Village, or at least part of its The removal of residents from some East London neighborhoods, the increase in rents and rising costs of housing in contracts would go to locals were quietly abandoned shortly after the games were awarded to London. Growing concerns in Britain over obesity are being addressed as part of the Olympic legacy. It was anticipated that the excitement generated by the games could be translated into an increase in public England, the organization charged with achieving this part of the legacy, projected involvement of more than a million people in their programs. At the end of 2011 they had achieved about 11 percent of their goal. So will there be any positive legacy at all for the Games? ford will do plenty of business during the games. The hotel and restaurant proprietors will do well, not so much by an increase in business, as by an increase in prices. The Olympic Park itself will be a positive addition to the neighborhood, while the new sports venues could make area. legacy of these venues can be sustained is the great unknown. Some cities have successfully used the Olympics to transform themselves. Barcelona is generally cited as one of the best in this regard, as blighted areas were transformed, the city was opened to the sea by the construction of the Olympic Vil lage and port, and the infrastructure was modernized. At the other end of the spectrum, Ath ens and Beijing now feature underused, locked and rusting Olympic venues, many of which are still being paid for. The Olympic Stadium in Montreal with its massive cost overruns was not complet ed until 1987 11 years after the games The current collapse of the Greek economy is attributed at least in part to massive debt incurred for the 2004 Olympics. So what will be the legacy of London 2012? viewers an upbeat portrait of the games be quoted about the wondrous things hap pening to London and England. The sporting events will be exciting as elite athletes from around the globe compete for their glory and our entertain ment. The personal stories of the athletes will be inspiring. The ceremonies will be breathtaking. We will all get swept up in the Olympic Spirit. None of this is legacy. The determina tion of that will come later. What history tells us, however, is the chance of a posi Dick Crepeau is a history professor at the University of Central Florida and can be reached at Richard. Crepeau@ucf.edu An Olympic-size debate: cost vs. legacy DICK CREPEAU Guest Writer King Features Weekly ServiceJune 18, 2012

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The pedestrian bridge over Red Bug Lake Road officially opensInterests > 5The Winter Springs Senior Center has seen tremendous growthSenior Voice > 11Santorini Restaurant offers a true taste of Mediterranean cuisineRestaurant review > 7Celery Stalks . ........................................... 4 Stetsons Corner . ...................................... 4 Interests . .................................................. 5 Calendar . .................................................. 8 Athletics . ................................................ 10 Ask Sandi . .............................................. 15 Young Voices . ......................................... 15 Classifieds . ............................................. 16 Calendar > 8 Winter Springs, Oviedo, Geneva, Altamonte Springs and Sanford host Fourth of July celebrations including reworks and talent contests. A slew of new state and federal districts has changed the political map in Seminole County, with districts moving and putting some old faces in the running for new seats. The ballots themselves may look famil iar and the process of checking boxes may be the same, but the district num bers next to the candidates and whos represent ing which parts of our cities, in many cases, will be very We talked with some local candidates who are running for the new districts scape this election. Two incumbents, one seat in District 7U.S. House District 7 was formed by the melding of U.S. House District 24, currently represented by Sandy Adams, into District 7, represented by John Mica, to form a new Replacing BonnerISAAC BABCOCK The VoiceWinter Springs is in a scramble to replace a suddenly departed commissioner, and the decision comes Monday, June 25. The quick change comes after Commissioner Gary Bonner resigned suddenly after moving out of the city. I enjoyed my time here, Bonner said. The service was genuinely re warding. His house sold faster than he had anticipated, Bonner said, leaving him with no choice but to move to a condo he owns outside the city. Eight potential replacements signed are on the list that will be debated at Mondays Commission meeting, with none of them havowner, airline pilot, two attorneys and a former president of the Tus cawilla Homeowners Association are in the running. The individual appointed will serve until a new commissioner is elected to the seat this November. Fourteen-year-old Ashley Komanetsky may not be one in a million, but shes pretty close. When a slight bump getting into the bathtub last November progressively turned her shin, from knee to ankle, into a swollen lump and bruise, she and her fami ly knew something wasnt normal, but they had no idea how rare it would be. It started as just a bruise, Ashley says, just above a whisper. But it ended up the size of a baseball. A normal doctors check up on her leg would turn into a rushed trip to the emer gency room. Needles poked and prodded the then 13-year-old eighth-grader from Jackson Heights Middle School, and while blood test results hung in the balance, her mother, Tina Komanetsky, recalls that talks of a leukemia diagnosis swirled through the hospital room. It was her diagnosis instead with the rare bone marrow disease, severe aplastic anemia, which would qualify her statis tically at two or three in a million. Thats how many people a year in the U.S. are di agnosed with the disease, in which the bone marrow stops producing enough red and white blood cells and platelets for the body. They have absolutely no idea what causes it, Tina said. Your body just starts attacking itself for no reason. When Ashley was admitted to the hos red blood cell count she should have had as an otherwise healthy teenager. Since the diagnosis seven months ago, following a four-day treatment of ATG a form of che Applicants for Bonners seatPamela Carroll Philip S. Kaprow Robert H. Lampke S. Avery Smith James C. Stanley Richard P. Turkiewicz Barbara Watkins Matt WeberThe East Side Regional Hob Nob, organized by the Oviedo-Winter Springs and East Orlando chambers of commerce, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. Candidates from across Central Florida will be in attendance. For a full list of candidates attending, ticketing information and more, visit esrhobnob.com CURRENT 2013Old vs. new congressional districts District 24: Sandy Adams New District 8 (former District 24) District 7: John Mica New District 7: Mica vs. AdamsSource: Florida Division of ElectionsNew districts, new candidates ISAAC BABCOCK AND SARAH WILSON The VoiceThanks to redistricting, U.S. Reps. Sandy Adams and John Mica found themselves living in the same district. Now the two incumbents are going head-to-head in the Aug. 14 primary election for the new District 7, which encompasses nearly all of Seminole County and more of Orange County than the old District 7. Adams current District 24 is the new District 8. Please see ELECTION on page 3 Blood drive for teen with rare diseaseOviedo mom and daughter work to rally community support, awareness for severe anemiaSARAH WILSON The VoicePHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICEAshley Komanetsky, left, and her mom, Tina, are hosting a blood and bone marrow drive on June 27. Please see BLOOD on page 2 Merida, a headstrong princess, brings misfortune on her kingdom when she defies a cultural tradition. Opening this week: BRAVE

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history June 26, 1948 In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city. For nearly a year, supplies from American planes sustained more than 2 million people in West Berlin. Restriction apply due to size and condition of vehicle.Get the look you deserve... INSURED BUSINESS407-914-6445 Wash $35 Windows, Door Jambs, Rims/Tires, VacuumWash and 1 step polish and wax $50 2 step process $60 hour Headlight restoration $50 Lovebug removal $25 SPECIALIZING in: Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Ferrari and Bentley. Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Turnstile Media Group | POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice | P.O. Box 2426 | Winter Park, FL 32790 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. 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Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Merrilee Crain, Patti Green & Jeff BabineauPeriodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com Because of an editing error, an incomplete version of this list appeared with the June 8 article Hats off to top high school grads. Here is the full list:Top Winter Springs High School graduatesThomas Bareld Cody Beebe Joseph Bonura Matthew Brock Kelsey Carew Meredith Ciocca Paula Cusi Matthew Darby Holly Debevoise Kelsey Deese Nathan Dekrey Sean Diamond Rhea Dorris Cayce Dossett Christopher DuncanLewis Courtney Dygert Blake Edwards Katelyn Edwards Tyler Etheridge Olivia Flail Matthew Gerken Mary Gossett Ross Harrington Taylor Hoch Alexander Holmes Veronica Holmes Tyler Jeski Joseph Jurbala Meagan Kaman Amanda Kastrinos Dillon Kelly Kristiana Kenney Jennifer Knipe Natalie Lawlor Jihyun Lee Jade Lewis Kimberly Lock Zachary Loparo Jacob Mould Jennifer Mullis Elizabeth Nguyen Timothy Nguyen Nicole Ortega Cassidy Pillow Andrea Reyes Alyssa Rhinehart CORRECTION Ashleys blood and bone marrow drive will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, with a Big Red Bus parked outside the First Baptist Church of Oviedo, located at 45 W. Broadway St. Registering for the National Bone Marrow Registry takes just a 10-second swab of the inside of your cheek, and 10 to 15 minutes of paperwork. For more information on the event and Ashleys ght with severe aplastic anemia, visit facebook.com/PrayersForAshleyBLOOD | You can get on the Bone Marrow Registry with just a 10-second swab of the inside of your cheek CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEmotherapy in December, Ash ley has gone from receiving blood and platelet transfusions up to three or four times a week, to once every week to 10 days. This, Tina says, is progress, but not a cure. The only absolute cure for se vere aplastic anemia is a bone marrow transplant, a procedure with a 70 percent survival rate odds the Komanetskys are willing to take, but hopeful they wont have to. In case the transplant does become necessary, and also to get the word out to the commu nity about this and other blood and bone marrow disorders, the family is hosting a blood and bone marrow drive at the First Baptist Church of Oviedo on Wednesday, June 27. This blood and bone marrow drive is so important to us, but its not just for us, Tina said. The drive, she says, is for the lives of every person currently in need, or that will be in need of blood or a bone marrow match in their lifetime. And its also to educate the community on the need that exists for people like Ashley, whose lives depend on the donations of others. As of now, Tina said, Ashleys doctors have found one possible bone marrow match listed on the registry, but it hasnt been thats not good enough. It scares me, Tina said. A zero to one shot? Thats not good enough when youre bargaining a life. Doug Goldbarth, donor devel opment coordinator for Floridas Blood Centers, says Ashleys blood drive is coming at the per fect time, with summer historical ly being the season where blood donors are harder to come by. port our community in this difdonations over the summer, he said. It supports not only Ashley in her search for a bone marrow match, but the entire community. Seemingly in the blink of an eye, Ashley went from a normal Justin Bieber-loving, mall-going teenage girl, to one who had to be homeschooled due to hospi tal stays, wear surgical masks at home and in public, and whose health could be taken down with a simple paper cut or mosquito bite. But Tina says her daughter has remained remarkably strong. She came right out and asked me, Mommy, am I going to die? Tina said. Thats not something you ever want to hear from your child but she knows the facts and she knows whats going on and I think its made her incredibly strong. Ashley discovered Facebook as a tool to not only update her friends and family on her jour from severe aplastic anemia and similar diseases to draw support. She posts questions, updates and photos daily, giving other people a look into her life. Next time I get blood, Im go ing to take a picture and caption it that Im going tanning, she says, giggling. Since she cant go out in to her cheeks, she explains, is the closest shell get to a tan this sum mer. Its not the same as being able to go out to the movies or the mall or even just out in broad day light with friends, but it helps quell some of her fears about what the future may hold. This is my life now, she says with a quiet conviction. Ive accepted it.

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Page 3 District 7 spanning all of Seminole County, two Republican incumbents will face each other in the primary election on Aug. 14. Theyll face the winner of the Demo cratic primary between Jason Kendall and Nicholas Ruiz, and the independent writein candidate Fred Marra. None of those The redistricting isnt much of a change, Adams said, as shed still be representing a majority of her former constituency if she were elected. Fifty percent of the old [District 24] is in the new [District 7], Adams said. Its all the same amount of people but they had to shrink the line. It wasnt something that was anticipated, Adams, who lived in Oviedo when she was part of the Florida Legislature, said. It happens, but at the end of the day this district belongs to the people and the people will make a decision on who they want to represent. For Mica, who represented the formerly geographically stretched district that dove southward through western Seminole familiar one, as he grew up in the Winter But hell be representing the east side of the State Senate lose David Simmons, gain Andy GardinerFollowing the passing of the fair districting legislation amendments passed in 2010, it was deemed district lines should, where possible, be drawn to follow natural, geo graphical boundaries. In the case of current District 22 representative David Simmons, Seminole County line. I love Seminole County and my district moved up to the north and the logical thing to do was to, of course, stay in the district I have represented, which is now district 10, said Simmons, who is running for the new district that covers all of Seminole and a southern part of Volusia county.An incumbent versus a longtime mayorFlorida House District 28 is the new Dis trict 33 after some changes altered its shape and pared two counties from its coverage area. The former District 33, represented by freshman Rep. Jason Brodeur, covered mostly Seminole County, but left out part of Winter Springs and stretched north into Volusia County and south into Orange County. Its new shape places it nicely within the boundaries of Seminole County, though it has a western boundary of U.S. Highway Mary, Sanford and western Seminole County. Brodeur said that though he was an in cumbent in the old district, he was entering the race for District 28 without the expecta tion that it belonged to him. Nobody owns that seat, Brodeur said during a March interview. Im going to work as hard as I ever have. Hell face former three-term Winter Springs Mayor John Bush, who said he en tered the campaign to get better representa tion for teachers and students in Tallahas see. The district is nice since it includes all of Winter Springs, Bush said. I think it gives me a little bit of an advantage be cause it gives me all of the city of which I was mayor.State representatives get new local district 30 the middle of his Florida House District 37 at his Longwood home, but after redistrict ing dramatically changed the shape of districts in Central Florida, he was left running for a new seat in the new District 30. That district now stretches farther wide than tall along the map, going north to the edge of Longwood and south into Winter and west to the Seminole County line be yond Altamonte Springs. mentioning that his political approach has a broad appeal. Over the past few years Ive built a fol lowing of people who want to see me reelected, he said. I am a conservative who has successfully worked with the other party. Hell be running against Karen Castor Dentel, who entered the race April 16 in response to what she called mistreatment of the education system in Tallahassee and anger over the redistricting process. When I looked at that map and I was already angry, and then I thought, That is my home, we need a voice, she said in an interview in May. The longtime teachers family name may ring a bell, as her mother Betty Cas tor is the former president pro tempore of the Florida Senate. Her sister Kathy is a congresswoman in Floridas 11th congressional district. This race is pretty much shaping up to be what the [Orlando Sentinel] called a Based on the current debt situation in the United States, many preand post-retirees have become concerned about their Social Security benet. Receiving that continuous in come stream is the foundation of a retirement income plan. To make sure that you maximize your Social Security benet, it is important to know the an swers to these questions. r fntbb ff fr n rf n n CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com *A Safe Harbor LLC is in no way afliated with the Social Security Administration. CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... To learn more about the redistricting and which district you now live in, keep and eye out for a new voter information notice and card. To nd out now, visit voteseminole.org. On this website you can also nd information on how to update your voter registration before the Aug. 14 primary election.ELECTION | State Rep. Jason Brodeur faces former Winter Springs mayor John Bush in the new District 28 CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ARCHIVE PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEU.S. Rep. John Mica, above left, and U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, far right, are running in the new District 7.

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Page 4 The Food Truck Crazy seems to be so very popular with the Oviedo citizens around town. Everybody is saying thank you to the Oviedo Mall people, and asking when is the next one coming. Well, gang get out your calendars for I have the listings from now until December. To give you a hint; it is always the second Sunday of the month from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here are the dates: July 8, Farmers Market turns 1Speaking of marking your calenthe Oviedo Historical Societys Farmers Market is Thursday, July 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Society is planning a big celebra than 50 prizes to give away to our shoppers from our faithful vendors. There will be a special recognition for our wonderful band Leftover Biscuits, lots of goodies and we will have a spe cial sheet cake for the vendors. It will be rather on the large size as we have more than 30 vendors joining the festivities. See you all there at the historic Lawton House for tours and our market. Also if you need more informa tion, email lwhite@cityofoviedo. netFourth of July CelebrationAnother big celebration coming to town is the annual Fourth of July Celebration hosted by the city of Oviedo, to be held at the Oviedo Mall July 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be entertainment, food trucks, craft vendors, games Buttery Beds for Your GardenOn Saturday, June 23, from 10 for Your Garden will be held at the East Branch of the Seminole N. Division St. in Oviedo. Learn how to use native plants to attract tamination and depletion of your water supply. For adults and teens, registration is required but admission is free. Call 407-6651560 for more information.Bridge opensThe long-awaited overpass span ning Red Bug Lake Road opened on Tuesday, June 12 (You can read more about it on page 5). The bridge is part of the Cross Seminole Trail, which travels through the cities of Lake Mary, Oviedo and Winter Springs. My son and his triathlon friends adore this new addition to their practice exercise for upcoming events. It really is great seeing how well it is used, and certainly will be much safer for our bike riders and pedestrians. A big thank you goes out to all involved. Fair taxThe Fair Tax Group of Seminole County will present a program about the Fair Tax vs. Flat (in come) tax proposals from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the Seminole County Sher Center; 1225 E. Broadway St., Oviedo. Admission is free. Call A thoughtAfter 35 your make-up is like an American Express card you cant leave home without it. Judy Batterson Although we can grow our gardens yearround here in Central Florida, a few of us would happily tag summer with the that form the basis of our North American cuisine do not thrive, let alone survive, through the weather conditions of the next several months. Dont get me wrong, I love the food we har vest during the summer season: okra, Malabar spinach, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, yard-long beans and almost any pepper variety other that bell. But for many of the crops we know and love, it is time to buck the trend of the rest of our continental cousins and take a summer vacation from gardening. If you plan to forgo agricultural en deavors as it gets hot and humid, you will need to circumvent the inevitable weed invasion. Open garden space left unat tended will be overwhelmed by invasive or seed-spreading weeds, which can become a permanent scourge. Recovery from jungle-like conditions in time for autumn planting is never pleasant. Cover the entire garden with multiple layers of mulching materials, starting with cardboard. Gener ously spread thick piles of mulch that will smother existing weeds and choke sprouting seeds. Lawn trimmings, tree leaves, palm fronds and any other locally convenient mulching materials will control unwanted plant growth and be well on their way to becoming compost for this autumns soil improvement chores. Other covers include carpet remnants, black or clear UV resistant plastic sheeting, and weed block fabric. Even with the expected rain, a few days ground or specimens in containers. Create a zone for plants with similar irrigation needs and hook up a hose-connected timer and sprinkler. This simple automation will at least keep plants alive, limiting our time commitment to critical care triage. Hose timers have both automatic-scheduled functions and a manual timer. I use the manual mode, running a sprinkler zone for a selected duration when the lack of rain becomes an issue. In August, when we start greenhouse seedlings for transplants, an automated irrigation system is necessary to even consider a three-day weekend. Dont forsake your collection of seeds during the summer. Ive seen seed stor age on a garage shelf near the door, open to direct sun and wind-driven rain. At a minimum, keep your packets organized in a sealed plastic box in temperature-moderated living space. With everything at arms length, bask in the air conditioning while casually perusing the seed catalogs for next seasons planting and enjoy your summer vacation.Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. WHO IS CAREY > Tom CareyFrom my garden to yoursSummer vacation from the garden In less than two weeks the An& Festival will take center stage after months of planning by dozens of dedicated volunteers. This hallmark event raises small town spirit and fundraising dollars for the Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, and the Geneva Citizens Association. If youve attended this event before, well likely see you there. If youve never been, think about throwing a lawn chair in your truck bed, toss in a cooler of icy cold beverages, grab your camera, sunglasses and sunscreen, and head over to the Geneva Elementary area on the morning of July 4. Folks gather along the parade route as early as 8 a.m., but theres plenty of room and like everything in our rural zones, the parade moves at a leisurely pace. The parade theme is School Days in honor of the successful rally of our community against the possible closing of Geneva Elementary School and honors the long history of education dating back to the mid-1800s. Families, businesses and organizations have spent weekends and best represent the theme hoping to win prizes.Horses, trikes & antique wheelsWe love the gorgeous horses that grace the parade route with their beautifully decorated saddles and bridles. Your little ones can participate in the parade as well. If theyre not waving and throwing candy ride their bike or scooter in the bicycle brigade. Cards spin from from the fenders and handlebars as the two-wheel participants pedal en masse. Crowds go crazy when tikes on trikes steal the for best decorated in the bike brigade. Before, during and after the antique cars in their polished procession. The parking lot of Geneva Elementary will be their stationary home before and after the parade for all to admire. Look skyward at 10:30 a.m. will streak across the sky paral lel to First Street. We are proud from Seminole County Fire Sta engine, water truck and woods truck in which Smokey the Bear rides shotgun. You may also see some political hopefuls including county commissioners and state and U.S. representatives. If youre a real early bird and love people watching, there will Heritage Center starting at 7:30 a.m. all the way up to parade time. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Festival includes games, BBQ & musicThen its time to walk down to the festival happening around the Geneva Community Center, where prizes will be announced, delicious barbecue will be dished out and various games begin. Next door the Geneva Museum is open, and emcee Rich Sloane will keep us laughing while games, are in progress. The all-volunteer Greater Geneva Grande Award Marching Band will also continue to perform so if you play a band instrument and can walk a couple of blocks with it, check out the website gggamb.com. All ages are welcome. Contact Jessie Harrelson at jessie_harrelson@bellsouth.net to parade information. Stop by the Geneva Community Center at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, for the last parade and festival planning meeting. We need your hands for jobs large and small to make the event a success and not burn out our dedicated volunteers.Vendors neededArts & Crafts ShowAll you talented artists and craftsmen should sign up now for the Rural Heritage Centers Fall Arts and Craft Show schedp.m. Reserve a booth by going to ruralheritagecenter.net PHOTO BY TOM CAREY THE VOICEYou can cover your entire garden with mulch, carpet remnants, plastic sheeting and weed block fabric. CELERY By Janet Foley the BetweenStalksSend word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing jwfoley@att.net TALK tT O JANET >Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002, kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-349-2800. Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July / 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK tT O KAREN >July Fourth in GenevaMore food truckin

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Page 5 THIS WEEK in human history July 6, 1971 Louis Satchmo Armstrong, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, dies in New York City at the age of 69. Armstrong pioneered jazz improvisation and the style known as swing. He had many nicknames, including Satchmo, short for Satchelmouth. they cross the intersection of Red Bug Lake Road and State Road 426. The new 868-foot pedestrian bridge, which towers over those busy streets, opened for business on June 12. The bridge is the newest addition to the 25-mile Cross Seminole Trail, which begins at the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Howell Branch Road and meanders north through Oviedo and Winter Springs until it meets the Seminole-Wekiva Trail at the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 4 in Lake Mary. Seminole Countys goal is to allow citi zens to walk or bike throughout the county without having to cross through danger trail, such as a missing link at the intersec Crossing Red Bug Lake Road can be very dangerous depending on what time of day you cross it, Seminole County Com missioner Bob Dallari said. The point is to continue the expansion of Cross Seminole Trail and increase safety and usage. This (new) bridge does that by eliminating the street, because the six lanes (of Red Bug) can be very dangerous when passing them on foot. Oviedo resident Jim Bowe agreed. I wouldnt want my family crossing this intersection (on foot), Bowe said. After visiting the bridge with his grandson for tion. Was it necessary? Not really. But its great for safety and it expands the range for bicyclists along the trail. Greg and Cindy Register of Oviedo, who regularly bike along the Cross Seminole Trail, agreed. This intersection (of Red Bug and SR-426) is the crossroads of Oviedo, Cindy said. You often have to sit here for a while, and its bad for bikers. Sometimes theyd just scoot their way across, but most have to stop. Now you dont have to stop all the time. Its really nice to see the city and county invest in this structure, Greg said. Aes thetically, theyve done a great job. The bricks, the colors, the design you can tell they really thought about it. Construction on the bridge began in months early. The project came in below budget, costing about $3.3 million out of the $4 million budget. The bridge was funded through a federal stimulus package provided by the American Recovery and ty principal engineer David Martin said. The county went through three rounds of bidding with Congress before funds were secured. The county entered into a contract with American Bridge in May of last year. Al open to the public, the bridge is still under the jurisdiction of American Bridge until they release it back to the county, which should be near the end of the month, Dal lari said. product, Dallari said. The only outstanding things preventing them from turning it over to us are very minor things. They did a very good job. Additions to the trail have been in the works since the projects conception in the on the next phase of the project on Jan. 3. For $300,000, the county plans to extend the trail from State Road 434 to the Oviedo Gymnasium and Aquatic Center in down town Oviedo. That following April, the SeminoleWekiva Trail, which the Cross Seminole merges into, will undergo an extension from State Road 436 down to the border of Orange County, near the Kids R Us on 436. Dallari said Seminole County is using mon ey from a voter-approved trails referendum that was passed in 2000.New pedestrian bridge over Red Bug Lake Road increases safety for countys bikers and pedestriansKYLE WARNKE The VoicePHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE VOICESeminole County recently completed a pedestrian bridge across Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. It ofcially opened to the public on Tuesday, June 12. Bridging the gap

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Page 6 To be or not to be is one of the most famous quotes in literature, and its one you may not expect a not only examining, but also writ ing their own version of the play to perform. Their Hamlet, called Cutlet is a character whose string of life may be cut. The nar rator plays piano and sings in rhymes, other players whisper their opinions to cut or not to cut, that is the question. Their sto ry is full of irony, nods to Greek mythology and singing of origi nal songs, and theyre all only el ementary school students. Seven students from Oviedo make up the Carillon Creative Minds, which is sponsored by the Oviedo Rotary Club. The team advanced to the Odyssey of the solving competition that encour ages creative thinking, to repre sent Florida in their Division I group for students in elementary school on May 26. Students from the U.S. and more than 20 other countries get to choose one of pare for and solve there, and also problem solving. Oviedos students, from Car illon Elementary and Galileo School for Gifted Learning, chose problem, which involves putting a musical theater twist on Shake speares famous line. They placed sixth out of 51 teams overall, but got the highest score for their skit representing the line. Your solution is limitless, Coach Nin Yap said. Nothing says you cant, thats what Odys sey is all about. And so the team went to work creating something completely unique, full of their ideas and cre ative style. Their budget was just over $100, so the team made all of their costumes and props using over soda cans to build the cat in their play called Pop, cardboard boxes for their background design and even a trash bag dress. The team said being a part of Odyssey helps them to think outside the box. The supplies that brought their skit to life are things most people would just crumple up and toss in the trash. We look at everything in a dif ferent way, Vangeli Tsompanidis said. Students need to learn to think creatively and productive ly, Yap said. Theyre not looking for ordinary answers. The same is true for the spon Students may be given tooth picks, paperclips and an assort ment of little objects and instruct ed to make a stable bridge, or told to make up a string of rhymes, the funnier and more unique the bet ter. And while it is a competition, its one that is respectful of every ones input. Youll never hear thats a stu pid idea at Odyssey, team mem ber Grace Smith said. For the Oviedo team, its also a Each member has their own, from singing to dancing or acting with tends to lean toward solving ing muscles. They said they all just love getting lost in the story theyve imagined. You can be anything you want when youre acting, Ma lavika Kannan said. Its endless what you can do. a vital void in her sons education left by the school system. In mainstream education theres not a lot of creative oppor tunities, and for my son, who re ally needed that because hes very creative, this was such an amazing outlet for him to be able to express himself on stage and to be able to use his imagination, Tsompani dis said. For me Odyssey was a need. He needed this enrichment program. This program helps all of the team members to grow, too. Shy ones have learned to sing solos, dence, and the natural actors amp up their performing gusto. They think faster, read more they read several classic novels before choosing their theme last year and learn beyond whats being taught in an elementary school classroom, she said. It opens their minds to possi bilities, Tsompanidis said. Tools, wires and metal litter the patio of an Oviedo home, while electronics cover a makeshift desk. Theres never a break in dis cussion, and the team hovers over their project, carefully adjusting parts. Theres a slight splash as the machine is gingerly lowered into the water. With a quick glance and listen it isnt hard to see that hours and a whole year have been spent on this pool deck. Four graduates from Seminole High School and The Geneva School have worked tirelessly, spending every day, and often 12 hours at a time, for the past year creating a remotely operated ve hicle (ROV) that is able to com The team, which competes under the name Tachyon Robotics, won the Florida regional competition to head to the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV competition At the competition, their robot will have 15 minutes to complete encountered in underwater ro botics. The team can score extra allotted. Tachyon Robotics has been making their practice runs in 10 minutes or less. Our robot was designed to be as maneuverable and as fast as possible, said Kieran Wilson, team captain and Oviedo resi dent. That should make them a top contender for the win, they said. past have used all the time or in time. That speed hasnt been reached easily, though. A year has been spent tweaking every part of their robot even days before the international competition, the team spends hours troubleshoot ing glitches, improving or replac and practicing their missions. Were all heavily invested, Wilson said. Watching the teams work come to lifeEven after a landslide win in Flor ida their team got 250 points, second place got only 80 there isnt time to be complacent when heading to compete against the best high school and college teams around the country and world. Especially when their robot is go ing against ones built by teams of 20, with budgets of $25,000, vastly But for the team, its all worth it the moment they get to toss in their robot and see it react to each command they give it using their Xbox remote, every movement re corded by cameras attached to the ROV and played on a screen for team pilot Sam Knight of Oviedo to see. Its really fun for me to cre ate all this and then actually see it work, because there were hun dreds upon hundreds of hours captain Michael Ikegami of Win ter Park. Its just seeing it all come to gether after all the work weve put into it, Evan Terry of Winter Springs said. Better than collegeAnd its a product the whole team has done themselves. They have a mentor, but he doesnt attend meetings and is only there for oc casional advice. Google, trial and error and lots of interest and curi osity have led them to something most people couldnt imagine building. Ikegami has read two textbooks to help him learn the circuitry that went into making the robot. Theyve covered mate rial college engineering sopho mores and juniors learn, while being sophomores in high school. Being a part of this team has cer tainly given them an edge going into college all four of them are majoring in engineering and some have received scholarships they can attribute to this work. Everything we do is done from scratch, Ikegami said. Youre forced to learn and having to apply it, you learn it in a way thats a lot more solid than simply learning it in a textbook and then years later having to do neering experience where were developing something just as you would in the real world, design ing it, testing it, getting money this, Wilson said. Years spending every free mo them to the international level. Theyll be counting on the cool head and hands of their pilot, and they arent worried at all. Lots of pressure is on the pi lot, Ikegami said. But Sam doesnt feel pres sure, Wilson said.Robotics team heads to international competitionBRITTNI JOHNSON The VoicePHOTO COURTESY OF KIERAN WILSON Tachyon Robotics members have spent a year perfecting a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that can complete tasks underwater, controlled with an Xbox remote. For more information about Odyssey of the Mind and to start up your own team, visit oridaodysseyofthemind. org. Oviedos team included students from Carillon Elementary and Galileo School for Gifted Learning: Bennet Preuss, Sarah Persaud, Kaitlin Yap, Priyanka Chandra, Grace Smith, Vangeli Tsompanidis and Malavika Kannan. The team will compete in the MATE International ROV competition June 21-23 in Orlando. Visit www. MateRover.org for more information about the competition. Check out www.tachyonrobotics.blogspot.com to follow the teams progress. Expanding minds competition where they were against teams from all over the worldBRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF CARILLON CREATIVE MINDSThese Carillon Elementary students turned $100 worth of random objects into an adaptation of Shakespeare at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in May.

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Page 7 That symbol of Oviedo the rooster hangs around the Santorini Restaurant with a seeming lack of concern for the fact that he could easily become part of the fresh ingredi ents that make this place a family restaurant and a destination for those who long for real Greek food. Close your eyes and smell the gyros, the hummus and the glorious tzatziki, and youll be carried away as if you were be ing served on the exotically beautiful island of Santorini (in Greece). Anyone who knows me knows how impor tant Greece is to me, and it was inevitable that I would soon be reviewing a Greek restau rant. I only hoped that it would be like the best of the restaurants in Greece with recipes handed down for generations and the owners am more than happy to report that Santorini at 111 Geneva Drive is all real because the res taurant is run by a caring and loving couple whove been here in the States for three years and have run the restaurant for one year. David and Sura Naser love the island of Santorini as their favorite place on Earth, and they also love to cook. Sura started cooking for the family at the age of 14. My recipes are in my eyes and my hands, she says. And she simply rolls her eyes at the idea of ever writing them down. I know when its right by the smell. She explains that her lamb, for example, is created with nine spices, and they are the right ones, lar and simply delicious. I started my tasting adventure with the Appetizer Combo All 4, and that was one of the better choices Ive made lately. Its amazing and vegetarian and good for you and tastes great. The test especially in the States is the tzatziki, a sauce created from Greek yo gurt, cucumbers, garlic and magic. You have not tasted Greek food until youve had good tzatziki, and Suras is as good as any I ever tasted in Greece! The roasted eggplant has a secret added ingredient of tahini to take it a step above the norm and make it memorable. The hummus with a basic ingredient of chickpeas and the same food that fed Alex ander the Greats army requires particular spices to make it special, and once again, Suras recipe raises this basic dish above the norm. My special praise, however, is reserved for the perfectly spicy Kapanisti Feta (Feta spread), which was a revelation. This is old taurants and is so good I saved smalls bits of it to appreciate throughout the meal. Did I mention that the portions are indeed generous and beautifully presented? I can easily see myself stopping by for a plate of Combo All 4 and a glass of Greek wine and making that dinner. I did the combo dinner for my entre as well and luxuriated in more of Suras genu ine, homemade Mediterranean classics. I share Suras love of eggplant, which serves as the bottom layer of Moussaka, the most traditional of all Greek dishes. The tough part of preparing Moussaka is the spicing (second nature for Sura) and the creamy bchamel sauce that is the top layer. Suras is perfect. I tried the roast lamb, trusting in Suras nine spices and was rewarded with a tender, tasty portion. The surprise moment came with which are incredible at this restaurant. By the spices. Then I tried some of the gyro meat delicious especially when coupled with the tzatziki. For dessert I had to try another old Greek had before. Its a virtual epiphany of des serts. Take the ingredients of baklava nuts, add an outrageous layer of whipped heavy cream and then put nuts on top of that. Its amazing, and you must try it anytime Sura If I had a Greek mother, I could only hope her food would be this good, and Ive said enough that you already know this restau rant is highly recommended. Suras food is absolutely authentic, fresh and handmade, and I love it. Oviedo VISION Center 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansFashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes Treatment of Infections & Glaucoma In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Santorini Restaurant is at 111 Geneva Drive in Oviedo. Call 321-765-8247.Santorinis is the real Greek dealJOSH GARRICK The VoicePHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEOwner David Naser, at right, slices gyro meat for one of Santorini Restaurants authentic Greek dishes. Josh Garrick, above, samples the gyro meat, which he said was delicious coupled with the tzatziki sauce. JUNEThe Seminole State College Plan etarium will host Central Florida Nights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on June 29; Sol from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on June 23 and 30; and Gift of the Nile from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on June 22. Skies Down Under will be pre sented from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on July 6, 7, 13 and 14. The planetarium is closed July 20, 21, 27 and 28. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407-708-2360. The Oviedo Mall offers childrens activities in the food court from noon to 2 p.m. every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 1. Call 407-977-2400 or visit myovie domall.comJUNE 23Lach Orthodontics will provide Brave props and photo ops Satur day at the Regal Theater in Oviedo Mall from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Enter to win free tickets to Ice Age. Learn how to use native plants to attract butteries and reduce contamination and depletion of your water supply. The free event, for adults and teens only, will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the East Branch Library at 310 Division St., Oviedo. Registration is required. Call 407-665-1560 or visit seminolecounty.gov/libraries Join the Seminole County Natural Lands Program from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 23, to learn about amphibians. Children must be with an adult. Pre-registration is re quired. The $5 class will take place at Environmental Studies Center at 2985 Osprey Trail, Longwood. Register at Red Bug Lake Park, Sylvan Lake Park or Sanlando Park. Parks are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 321-377-4846.ONGOINGLearn how to create folded book art, book sculptures or mixed me dia book art at Altered Book Art Workshops for Adults & Teens Its free, but registration is required. The rst session will take place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Cen tral Branch Library, 215 N. Oxford Road, Casselberry. Call 407-6651500. The next session will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the North Branch Library, 150 N. Pal metto Ave., Sanford. Call 407-6651620. The nal session will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the East Branch Library, 310 Divi sion St., Oviedo. Call 407-665-1560. From 6-10 p.m. every third Friday of the month (July 20) is Parents Night Out at SPARK! Family Enrich ment Center, 5965 Red Bug Lake Road. Cost is $25 for the rst child with a $5 sibling discount. Pre-reg istration is required. Call 407-6797775.SUMMER CAMPThe UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) will host a summer camp speci cally targeted to eighth-, ninthand 10th-graders from underrepre sented communities. Camp Connect will be held July 16 through July 20 on UCFs Orlando campus. Register by June 30 at http://www.diversity. cecs.ucf.edu/campconnect Email calendar submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup. com From the Corner Table

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Page 8 JUNE 22 Help increase the canine employment rate Friday, June 22, with Take Your Dog To Work Day!JUNE 23Come to the Oviedo Winter Springs Jr. Optimists car wash at 10:25 a.m on Saturday, June 23, at the 7-Eleven on the corner of Red Bug Lake and Slavia Roads. Wheels Washin Wheels Car Wash will be washing cars to benet spinal cord injury on State Road 434 in Longwood on Saturday, June 23. Food trucks of Or lando will be there providing pizza and ice cream. Call 407-571-9974 or email liza@ projectwalkorlando.org First Unitarian Church of Orlando at 1901 East Robinson St. will hold the fourth An nual Spaghetti Cook-off fundraiser in honor of Aaron Teels nonprot HelpHO PELive fund, part of the Southeast Spinal Cord Injury Program. The event is from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Contact Dan Teel at dteel2@c.rr.com or visit spaghet ticookoff.wordpress.com An extension food preservation class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Satur day, June 23 at the Seminole County Extension Services kitchen, located at 250 W. County Home Road in Sanford. Each class requires pre-registration and a prepayment of $10 in cash or check made payable to Seminole County. Register at tinyurl.com/DryFoodsJUNE 27A blood and bone marrow drive for Ashley Komanetsky, 14, who suffers from severe aplastic anemia, will be held from 3-8 p.m. June 27 at First Baptist of Oviedo, 45 W. Broadway St. Blood donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango. Discuss benets of the FairTax vs. sev eral at (income) tax proposals. at the Seminole County Sheriffs Annex at 1225 E. Broadway St. in Oviedo from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. Call 407949-2959.JUNE 28The Florida Department of Transporta tion (FDOT) is holding a public informa tion meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, regarding plans to complete a corridor planning study along Alafaya Trail from Colonial Drive to McCulloch Road. The meeting is at the UCF Morgridge Inter national Reading Center located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd.JUNE 30The Forgotten Ones invites you to a free lunch, haircuts and groceries events at 98 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every fth Saturday of the month (June 30 this month) is Sci-Fi Movie Night at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main St. Come around 6:30 p.m. to dine on ne pizza. Enjoy the night of scary family fun at 7 p.m. There is a $5 donation per person. Superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools Dr. Bill Vogel will pass the Districts keys to the upcoming super intendent, Walt Grifn, on Saturday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m. at the Educational Sup port Center Board Room at 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd. in Sanford.JULY 6The American Harp Society will feature two performances in July at St. Lukes Lutheran Church and School at 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Frank Voltz, a piano, organ and harp player, will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, the Harp Recital and En semble Concert will feature performances from more than 20 student harpists. Call 407-365-3408 or visit stlukes-oviedo.org JULY 7The Oviedo Historical Society Monthly Farmers Market will celebrate its oneyear anniversary from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at Historic Lawton House at 200 W. Broadway St. Email lwhite@ cityofoviedo, call 407-971-5612 or visit oviedohs.comJULY 8Join Food Truck Crazy at Oviedo Mall in the northwest parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, for dinner from gourmet food trucks. The next event will be held Aug. 12. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com The Intro to Sundew Gardening tour and workshop is held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Sunday of each month (July 8). Cost is $20. Visit Sundew Gardens on Facebook, at SundewGardens.com or email sundewgardens@gmail.comJULY 11Lunchtime Food Preparation Webinars will host Florida Seafood: Simply De licious from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Register at http://bit. ly/HmHUjE Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com 160 East Broadway PO Box 622143 Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 365-3722 Fax: (407) 365-7786 www.signman.net (Located at the base of the Nelson & Co. water tower) Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! Calendar Come celebrate the city of Altamonte Springs 17th annual Independence Day for Red Hot & Boom from 4-11 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park on Tuesday, July 3. The event features live entertainment by XL106.7 Radio, childrens activities, vendor booths, food, drink and a 25-min ute reworks display. Fireworks begin at about 9:30 p.m. The city of Sanford and Waste Pro pres ent Star Spangled Sanford from 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Enjoy live entertainment, great food & drinks, the Splash Pad and a most spectacular re works display over beautiful Lake Mon roe. For more information, please call 407-688-5120. F O U R T H O F J U L Y C A L E N D A R Sanford Art Walk This months Sanford Art Walk will take place from 6-9 p.m. on June 22 in His toric Downtown Sanford. Pictured is Moonlight Serenade by Stewart Jones, Gallery on First. Visit www.sanfordartwalk.com Genevas Fourth of July Parade & Festival The only Fourth of July Parade in Central Florida starts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with an antique plane yover as the parade leaves the First Baptist Church in Geneva. The School Days parade will have good viewing on First Street, Pine Street, 2nd Street and Avenue C. The annual hometown 4th of July Festival at 11:30 a.m. follows the parade at the Geneva Community Center at 161 First St. Celebration of FreedomWinter Springs Celebration of Freedom 12 will take place Wednesday, July 4, at Central Winds Park from 5-9:30 p.m. Winter Springs Got Talent is at 5:30 p.m. at the main stage. Fire works are at 9:10 p.m. Conces sion vendors will be on hand featuring food and drinks throughout the Grass Amphitheater. Coolers at a maximum size of a 6-pack are permitted. All bags and coolers will be subject to search at the event gates. Independence Day CelebrationOn Wednesday, July 4, the city of Oviedo is hosting its annual Independence Day Celebration. There will be live entertainment from Jim Van Fleet & the Reign and Jake & the Elwood Blues Revue for your enjoyment. Other activi ties to enjoy include inatable and carnival games, great food, craft vendors and a wonderful reworks display. Join us at the Oviedo Mall, at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information please call 407-971-5575 or 407-971-5568. East Side Regional Hob Nob Join the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce for the East Side Regional Hob Nob, at Bright House Networks Stadium from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 26. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Register at ESRHobNob.com

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Page 9 In 2012, Disney Helping Kids Shine provided $1.5 million in grants to 59 Central Florida nonprots who are building a better future for Central Floridas children and families.Recipient of a 2012 Disney Helping Kids Shine GrantWe are investing in your efforts to inspire children and families to achieve their full potential. We Salute New Hope for Kids www.NewHopeforKids.org So this is our commitment to you. We will work as diligently to help grow and protect your money as you did earning it. And help create a passionately disciplined plan designed to provide sustainable income for your riveting next chapter. Discover all that we can do for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. YOU STOP WORKING AT 65. YOUR MONEY STOPS WORKING AT 65. T HIS COULD BE A PROBLEM. YOU STOP W ORKING A T 65. YOUR MONEY STO PS W ORKING A T 65. THI S COULD B E A P ROB LEM. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-BDMKT-0426 RJA 10/10 Scott R. Nickerson, AAMS www.fortresswmrj.comAssociate Vice President, Investments 301 East Pine Street Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32801 407-246-8895 scott.nickerson@raymondjames.com So this is our commitment to you. We will work as diligently to help grow and protect your money as you did earning it. And help create a passionately disciplined plan designed to provide sustainable income for your riveting next chapter. Discover all that we can do for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. YOU STOP WORKING AT 65. YOUR MONEY STOPS WORKING AT 65. T HIS COULD BE A PROBLEM. YOU STOP W ORKING A T 65. YOUR MONEY STO PS W ORKING A T 65. THI S COULD B E A P ROB LEM. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-BDMKT-0426 RJA 10/10 Scott R. Nickerson, AAMS www.fortresswmrj.com Associate Vice President, Investments 301 East Pine Street Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32801 407-246-8895 scott.nickerson@raymondjames.com Notes Oviedo locals make deans listMiriam Wilson of Oviedo was among stu dents honored recently with inclusion on Carson-Newman Colleges Deans List for the spring 2012 semester. Also, Christo pher Fuller of Oviedo has earned deans list for the 2012 spring semester at Lasell College. A member of the class of 2014, Fuller is majoring in Undeclared Allied Health.Florida Tech names local students to deans listFlorida Institute of Technologys Deans List for the spring semester 2012 includ ed Ryan Mahoney, Brian Bosse and Mi chelle Berg of Oviedo; Etienne Wolmarans and James Mannara of Longwood; and Kevin Thompson of Winter Springs.Winter Springs student earns degreesDavid Ian Margolies of Winter Springs received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University on Thursday, May 24. Margolies majored in computer science and physics-engineering.Oviedo local earns college degreeRachel Winsten of Oviedo was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in civil en gineering with distinction at the 144th Commencement exercises at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on May 12.Big Lots kicks off 5th annual Lots2Give video contestThe following Seminole County schools are all vying for a chance to win a share of the $120,000 in cash prizes: Casselberry Elementary School, English Estates El ementary School in Fern Park, Layer Elementary School in Longwood and Midway Elementary School for the Arts in Sanford. As part of the 2012 Lots2Give contest, the public is invited to view the videos submitted by the participating schools at www.biglots.com/lots2give and vote for their favorite. To enter the contest, schools submitted a 90-second video and a brief essay on why their school could use some additional nancial support. One $20,000 grand prize, two $10,000 rst-place prizes, four $5,000 secondplace prizes and 30 $2,000 third-place prizes will be awarded.Goodwill hosts food drive for Second Harvest During the month of June, all Goodwill retail stores and donation centers in Cen tral Florida will participate in the Fill the Need food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank. Donations will support Sec ond Harvests Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope campaign, which helps feed chil dren while school is out during the sum mer months. Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items along with their Goodwill donations. The drive runs from June 1-30. To nd the nearest retail center, please visit goodwillc.orgHelp Hope decorate lunch bagsKids of all ages are needed to decorate brown lunch bags for our Kids of Hope lunch bags. Just stop in at HOPEs Com munity Thrift Store at 149 E. Broadway St. and ask for some bags to decorate, or purchase #8 bags at Publix.BIZ NEWS Local contractors renovate new salon spaceVanson Enterprises Inc. completed a large-scale renovation project for M Studio Salon in Oviedo. Vanson Enter prises Inc., in its 21st year of business, turned a 1,400 square-foot unoccupied space into a completely tted hair and massage salon. The general contractors performed the renovation in a mere ve weeks.Were incredibly pleased with the end results of the M Studio Salon project, Vanson President Rhonda Loft said. We literally started from the ground up, turn ing a white box of a space into a rened hair salon. Its great to be kicking off the summer with another happy client. M Studio Salon will open its doors in July. The salon features a lounge and shampoo area, complete with massage chairs, granite countertops and a combination of engineered wood oors and stained con crete.Life-saving paramedic equipment to premier at global trade showAdvanced EMS Designs Inc. in Winter Springs plans to showcase its newly patented health care product at the upcoming EMS World EXPO trade show in New Orleans, La. Retired reghter and paramedic Scott Neusch, who heads Ad vanced EMS Designs, said the companys product, Board Armor, is a disposable Tyvek sheath that covers backboards EMS workers use when transporting ac cident victims. Advanced EMS Designs is a client company of the University of Cen tral Florida Business Incubator in Winter Springs.Security company qualies to offer health programsFidelity Security Agency LLC in Winter Springs was recently designated a Program Training Site by the American Heart Association. The company can now offer American Heart Certied Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver AED, CPR and Ba sic Life Support training for health care providers. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Local teachers honored by school boardAt the school board meeting on June 12, the board recognized the outstanding achievements of the 2012 Rookie Teachers of the Year! One of the three is Katelyn Moore, who teaches gifted language arts for grades sixth through eighth at Indian Trails Middle School in Winter Springs. Lois Chavis, her principal, said she saw Moore present at a middle school principals meeting when Moore was an intern. She was not intimidated by the au dience and had command of the subject matter. Chavis decided right then and there that if an opportunity arose, she would hire Moore. When it did, Moore was hired as a gifted language arts teacher at Indian Trails. Moore not only expects the best of her students academically, but is also about building great citizens for tomorrow. She encourages her students to get involved with our community and take on projects. Seminole physical therapy professor recognizedSeminole State College of Florida professor Dr. Carol Clayton has received the F.A. Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator. Clayton, the program manager for Seminole States Physical Therapist Assistant Program, was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Associa tion (APTA) for her demonstrated commitment to teaching, promoting and dening education in her eld throughout her 39-year teaching career. Plan your weekend withThe Weekender!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Maitland, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes.Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 10 THIS WEEK in sports history June 30, 1962 Sandy Koufax strikes out 13 batters and walks five to lead the Brooklyn Dodgers over the New York Mets 5-0 with his first career no-hitter. Koufax went on to throw three more no-hitters, including a perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965, in which he allowed no hits and no walks. Upcoming Events Tuesday, July 3 Let's Connect! Join the chamber as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary at our July Luncheon. With the assistance of Citizens Bank of Florida, the chamber will welcome back founders, Past Presidents and many others that helped the chamber become all that it is today! Tuesday, June 26 East Side Regional Hob Nob 5pm 9pm Bright House Networks Stadium The preeminent political event for 2012, the evening will feature straw poll! www.ESRHobNob.com For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org 11:30am 1:15pm Oviedo Mall Community Room 9am 11am Chamber OfficeThursday, July 12 Chamber's 30th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, July 19 5:30 7:30pm 1753 W. Broadway, Oviedo Here are the nalists for this years scholarship with Club President Robert Archie: Sarah Davis of Oviedo High School, Ashley Jahren of Trinity Preparatory School, Karen omas of Oviedo High School, and Lauren Vargo of Bishop Moore. Not shown: Joelle Mateola of Oviedo High School I n its mission to dedicating themselves to changing the world, one child and one community at a time, the Oviedo Winter Springs Kiwanis Club has distinguished four local students symbolizing this doctrine with $500 college scholarships at their May 17th meeting. ese exceptional young people were awarded for the ne work they have done both in and out of the classroom. ey were chosen from among dozens of candidates based on criteria such as academic performance, community service, personal essays, letters of recommendation from teachers, charity organizations, pastors, etc. Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comHomegrown always tastes better. Experience homegrown gardening: Three hometown Oviedo boys Josh Gipson, Lee Blackwood and Matt Levenson played baseball with the All American Pride Team out of Longwood in Cooperstown, all. We are so proud of the team and especially our three hometown Oviedo boys, mom Cindy Blackwood wrote.Oviedo boys play baseball with PrideWinter Parks top gun on the mound, Mi chael Sylvestri, has given up zero runs in his two starts and struck out 20 to make him the top pitcher in the Florida Colle giate Summer League as it enters its third week of the season. But the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs selves with some catching up to do after sliding in the past week following a strong Week 1. Will they be able to make a come back? Leesburg Lightning, who went on a tear in Week 2. The Rats are two games behind after collapsing in the second week of the season. For the Dawgs, Sylvestris incredible performances on the mound have contrib need to rely on stronger performances from their big bats to keep run scoring high. So far that hasnt been a problem for Michael Danner, whos batting .429 at the end of Week 2 and scored 11 runs in the process. Chalk that high run count to Dan ners speed on the bases, as he leads the league in swiped bags with 11. Bringing Danner home, Tyler Rocklein leads the league in RBI with nine, while Ted Blackman is just behind with eight the league in walks with 11. And though percentage. But thats where the Dawgs hit parade Will the bottom of the batting order be able to step up? Time will tell, as the seasons still young. The Dawgs will be home in Alfond Sta dium at 7 p.m. Friday to face the Orlando Monarchs. In Sanford the Rats will host the p.m. Friday at Sanford Memorial Stadium. Looking to surgeISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Edgemon Ave., Winter Springs, and is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 407-327-6554 or visit tinyurl.com/ WinterSpringsSeniorCenter for a schedule of classes and more information.Left, right, step step step. Left, right, step step step, repeats Joan Lichtenberger, her footsteps echoing across the hardwood son, stepping to the sound of Shake Me, as the line dancers bounce and sway their hips to the music and smiles spread across their faces. Left, right, step step step, Lichten berger shouts. She moves a little too quick mation behind her is out of step. The music stops, replaced by an eruption of laughter. Most of the dancers are beginners, and many of them are beyond a peppering of gray hair, though as soon as they realize what happened, they chuckle like toddlers. OK, OK, Lichtenberger says. Lets start over. Dont forget to give it your at titude. haired gentleman shouts from the back, as grees. Spinning George, as they call him, but hes not shy. We just like to have fun, be silly with it, said George, who, along with his girl friend, Ann, waltz, tango and even per form the occasional Irish jig. We come for the social aspect. Its exercise, and its bet ter than sitting in a recliner chair. For many of its members, the Win ter Springs Senior Center is the best way shoot of the Winter Springs Civic Center next door with only 18 members. But with help from the city of Winter Springs, the center has grown to more than 1,000 mem bers, and has seen plenty of facilities ex pansions over the years. A therapy pool bubbles away in its own the opportunity for water aerobics and ex ercises. A fully equipped computer room computers, from checking your email to pool players circle two billiards tables, siz ing up their shots next to the numerous tournament plaques adorning a wall. The center also provides free transporta tion to and from their facility for residents of Winter Springs, one of the only centers the director said. Were the only ones in Central Florida who actually care about our seniors, Su 1989, said. The city takes excellent care of us. Even in times of economic stress, Win ter Springs has not reduced its services for the elderly, said Joanne Krebs, city com is that services havent been reduced. We But I do not recall reducing anything for the seniors. Krebs is currently pushing for play ground equipment for adults, such as sta tionary bikes, at local parks around the city, Center invigorates minds and bodiesKYLE WARNKE The VoicePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICESeniors, including Spinning George, dance up a storm during a line dance class at the Senior Center. Please see CENTER on page 14

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Page 14 r fnrtbtrr rfntbrfnrtbtrr rf rfntb f In 1991 the shing vessel the Andrea Gail sunk in the North Atlantic in what was later named The Perfect Storm. The Perfect Storm was the conuence of a high-pressure system from one direction, a low-pressure system from another direction and Hurricane Grace. At peak intensity the storm produced a record wave height of over 100 feet and an average wave height of 39 feet. I believe that the modern retiree and those that are soon to retire face a nancial version of the perfect storm. Ination, low interest rates and longevity combined may wreak havoc on those who are not prepared and the retirement dreams of some will likely sink. My purpose in writing this is not to scare you, but rather to warn you and encourage you to adequately prepare. In order to adequately prepare we must rst fully understand the nature of the threat. So I will examine each component of this perfect storm independently. First we will take a look at ination. Simply put ination is a rise in the general price level of goods and services over time. For example, in 1982 it cost 20 cents to mail a letter, the cost to mail that same letter now is 45 cents, an increase of 125 percent! If we were to use postage rates as a proxy for ination your retirement accounts would need to increase by 125 percent during that same period just to maintain the purchasing power of your money. The long-term ination rate going back to 1926 averaged 3.1 percent per year. Economists generally agree that hyper-ination or a rapid rise in the price of goods and services is caused by excessive growth in the money supply (the number of dollars in circulation). As a response to the recent recession the Federal Reserve instituted a measure called Quantitative Easing, which is essentially printing more dollars, buying treasuries with those dollars and therefore increasing the money supply dramatically. I do not have a crystal ball, but many experts believe we are headed for higher-thanaverage ination. Ination needs to be taken into account when planning for retirement and is often overlooked. The second component of this perfect storm is the low interest rate environment we are currently in. According to Bankrate.com the national average for a one-year CD is just 0.33 percent. The negative effects of this are twofold: rst, if you are invested in CDs you are losing purchasing power each and every year your CDs pay you less than the ination rate, and second, if you are drawing an income from your retirement savings, the interest may not be adequate to meet your income needs and you will be forced to draw from the principal. Once you begin to withdraw principal you will need to take a higher and higher percentage to maintain your income level as the amount you have earning interest decreases. For example, a couple with $500,000 in retirement savings invested in CDs earning 5 percent can take $25,000 each year without depleting their principal but what happens if that CD matures and the renewal rate is 1 percent? The couple will either have to cut their income by $20,000 or take $20,000 from the principal. If they choose the latter they will then have just $480,000 earning 1 percent meaning that they will earn $4,800. In order to maintain their current level of income they will need to take $20,200 from principal the following year. The perception is that CDs are safe but with interest rates this low, they may turn out to be anything but. Calculating a sustainable withdrawal rate given your tolerance for risk is essential in order to execute a successful retirement plan. The third component is longevity. Living a long time is a good thing, but we need to be careful to make sure our money lasts as long as we do. Statistics show that a 65-yearold couple has an 85 percent chance that at least one of them will live past the age of 85. As a result, that same 65-year-old couple retiring today can reasonably expect to spend 20 or perhaps even 30 years in retirement. Longevity amplies the effects of the rst two components and thus creates the perfect storm. If you lose ground to ination on a yearly basis or achieve a level of growth less than your annual withdrawal rate, you are depleting your purchasing power, and should you live long enough, you run the risk of outliving your assets. It is my opinion that this storm is coming and that we need to prepare for it. There are steps that can be taken improve the probability of a positive outcome, but rst we must recognize the threat.The views expressed here are the current opinion of the author, but not necessarily those of Raymond James & Associates. The authors opinions are subject to change without notice. Information contained in this report was received from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy is not guaranteed. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investing always involves risk and you may incur a prot or loss. No investment strategy can guarantee success. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Weathering the perfect stormTo her, the variety of classes of fered really makes Winter Springs stand out from other centers. What works for some who are physically able doesnt work for others (who arent), said Krebs, referring to the yoga and dancing classes that the center of fers. Theyre continually looking at new things that havent been forward motion on what hobbies people want to do. One of Krebs favorite activi ties is the centers ceramics class, where members can craft their own sculptures and take advan tage of the kiln. Laura Domenech, a program coordinator at the center, relays the story of a senior member who worked on a piggy bank for her granddaughter, only instead she crafted an alligator bank. After working on the project for months in class, it was a special moment You wouldve thought Id given her the world, when it came out of the kiln, Domenech said. Her eyes just lit up. For many of the seniors, the clubs activities are the only form of socializing they get every week. There are times that this is your only outlet, Domenech said. We tell them, Just do what you can do. Every little bit you do accomplishes something.CENTER | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Senior Community Bulletin WINTER SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER EVENTSVisit the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave., Winter Springs, to experience all that we have to offer. We can be contacted at 407-327-6554 Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via e-mail at scoffman@wintersprings.org or ldomenech@winter springs.org. You may also want to visit our website at www.wintersprings.org to see an overall of our calendars, day trips and of course our Therapy Pool. The therapy pool offers tness classes from Basic Arthritics to Aero bics. You can also enjoy open swim each day, relaxing in the Jacuzzi and rejuvenating those tired muscles in 9496 degree water. Contact Dell Walker at 407-327-6477 for more information. Annual membership required, annual fee $45. Activities at the Senior Center offer a variety for everyone. If you enjoy working out we offer Jazzercise on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Tai Chi on Monday; Line Dancing on Monday and Thursday and Chair Yoga on Friday. You want to learn more about the computer? Computer Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Bridge plays Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with a Bridge Class Tuesday morning. Join us for a catered lunch every Wednesday for only $5; please RSVP by Tuesday afternoon. After lunch stay for an afternoon of Bingo. We also offer Bin go on Friday afternoon where you can sit and chat over a hot dog lunch with all the xings prior to Bingo, only $1.25. For those who like the craftier side we have Ceramics on Monday and to make it easy on you we provide all sup plies. Price of any piece is based on a completed piece. This saves you from unnecessary purchases and toting you project back and forth. Another craft we offer is Scrapbooking. We meet on Tuesdays, you provide you materials we pro vide companionship and inspirations. Now that you have read all we offer, imagine it for only $25 a year. In addition to everything mentioned we offer a day trip once a month. July 14 we will be traveling west on Inter state 4 to the Seminole Hard Rock Ca sino. Cost is $30 and when you arrive at the casino you will receive $25 in ma chine play and a $5 voucher for lunch in any of the wonderful eateries. Send calendar submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.comHow to treat someone with dementiaTell me more about that is what one should say to someone with de mentia who is fabricating information, said Brenda Nieman, memory care consultant. She added, Rather than correct comments that do not make sense, you need to go on the journey with them. Brenda addressed Jewish Pavilion volunteers and members of the community at a workshop at Serenades by Sonata on May 10. Fifty participants at the Jewish Pavilion workshop learned how to improve their own brains by focusing on mind, body and spirit. Brenda explained that it takes a moment for a resident with dementia to focus, so it is important to say hello while six feet away and then slowly approach, grasp his thumb with one hand and take your opposite hand and place it on top of his hand. Then sit down beside the person where you can best communicate. Visit jewishpa vilion.org for more information.Social Security announces new allowancesIn April, Social Security announced 52 new Compassionate Allowances con ditions to the growing list of severe medical conditions that qualify for expedited medical decisions. The new conditions include many neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases. The Compassionate Allowances ini tiative is a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify as disabled based on minimal medical information. Visit socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances Shabbat comes to Savannah Court Hank and Suzanne Lander have been sharing Shabbats with Arthur and Harriet Schott for almost four years. When the Schotts recently moved into Savannah Court in Maitland, the Landers wanted to continue this tra dition. Hank and Suzanne, as well as other volunteers from Congregation Bet Chaim in Casselberry began their monthly visits and were warmly wel comed by the Jewish residents. Suzannes quote pretty much sums up the mission of the Jewish Pavilion: to have our Jewish elders always feel connected to their faith and community. The Jewish Pavilion promises the elderly that the community will not forget them when they leave their home for a long-term care facility. It is an outreach organization of more than 400 volunteers and a small staff that provides one-on-one visitation and Jewish holiday celebrations. The Landers will be conducting monthly Shabbats at Savannah Court on the second Saturday of every month (Next one is July 14) at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call 407-678-9363. Seniors First Inc. dedicates new building to the elderlySeniors First Inc. recently hosted a ribbon cutting at its redesigned ofce building. The remodel was funded by a $375,000 grant from Dr. Phillips Charities and allowed the nonprot to consolidate its east and west ofces into one location. Seniors First, which helps senior citizens live independently through a variety of programs and services (like Meals On Wheels), dedicated its new facil ity to the elderly in celebration of Older Americans Month in May. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month a tradition that shows the nations commitment to recog nizing the contributions and achievements of seniors. By Scott Nickerson

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Page 15 Were going to fly in an airplane to Kansas. Im going to take swimming lessons and maybe skating lessons too. We might go to SeaWorld and see Shamu. Jessa Y. 5 years old Im going to Bounce-U, which will be fun because it will be my first visit there. Also Im going to Aquatica, and I cant wait to go on the water slides. Daniel R. 6 years old I like to swim so Ill spend a lot of time in the pool. Next week Ill go to Vacation Bible School too. It will be good not to have to get up early every day. Kaleigh B. 7 years old Were going to the beach and relax. I like when the waves crash at me. Once we tried to catch the little silver fishes at the ocean but then they swam away. Anastasia A. 6 years old Im going to Grandmas house in Rhode Island. Ive been there before when there was snow. Well go to the zoo and to the beach where I like the sand and the waves. Makenzie M. 5 years old Kids from the Geneva book fair and the Oviedo Farmers Market talk about their summer plans.Like many high school graduates, I entered college with a major in mind and focus. I knew for certain I wanted to work at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and study diseases. In my sec ond year, I realized that was not where I wanted to be and switched to business. When I graduated, I thought event plan ning would be a good career choice. I quickly found that I hated it. Needing to support myself, I took a retail manage ment job because it was what I knew. Fortunately, I was able to identify a new career track by analyzing my skills and what I loved. Right now, people are there are no jobs in their career. Thats experience to go with the degree. a job in your chosen career? If you fall into something like I did with retail, are you stuck? Here is my advice: take time to set up informational interviews in are successful. Find out how people got where you want to be. Look for mentors. Ask for introductions, use LinkedIn, volunteer, do internships. Job shadowing that can lend to your interests. It may be that you have to accept a job to learn everything you can on the job. Entry level can lead to promotions or ex perience that helps you leverage yourself for upward mobility. No one becomes the CEO of a major organization overnight success takes work.THIS WEEK in political history July 3, 1755 On Cambridge Common in Massachusetts, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered there, draws his sword and formally takes command of the Continental Army. Washington declined to accept payment for his services beyond reimbursement of future expenses.Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council, with more than 10 years of recruiting and human resources experience. Please send questions about employment by fax 407-260-2949, sandi@ christianhelp.org, or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707. TALK tT O SANDI > EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi Getting there from here The Games of the XXXth Olympiad will begin in London on July 27, and they have been anticipated in England with a combi nation of excitement, media hype, public I had the good fortune of spending the teaching in the FSU London Program, where I was able to witness these various The legacy of the London Games is a subject being discussed and debated in the the London Organizing Committee stress the events legacy as a way of reassur ing the public that the extravagant cost of staging the games is a wise investment for the people of England and not a public burden, as has been the case in Greece and China. The budget has reached 15 billion projected budget of less than 6 billion pounds (about $9.5 billion). In the past few months the budget for the opening and closing ceremonies was doubled, and at the insistence of the United States, the security budget was also doubled. This is a tough sell given the fact that austerity budget has been implemented by the English government with a call for sac by the task, Prime Minister David Cam eron and London Mayor Boris Johnson in terms of investment rather than cost overrun. The promised legacy is multifaceted. First, is the opportunity to present the best of Britain to the massive global television audience as well as to visitors. Of more East London. Abandoned lands and urban blight have been replaced by the Olympic New public transport for East London includes a massive hub through which housing is another part of the legacy with a projected 11,000 new housing units. The Olympic Village, or at least part of its The removal of residents from some East London neighborhoods, the increase in rents and rising costs of housing in contracts would go to locals were quietly abandoned shortly after the games were awarded to London. Growing concerns in Britain over obesity are being addressed as part of the Olympic legacy. It was anticipated that the excitement generated by the games could be translated into an increase in public England, the organization charged with achieving this part of the legacy, projected involvement of more than a million people in their programs. At the end of 2011 they had achieved about 11 percent of their goal. So will there be any positive legacy at all for the Games? ford will do plenty of business during the games. The hotel and restaurant proprietors will do well, not so much by an increase in business, as by an increase in prices. The Olympic Park itself will be a positive addition to the neighborhood, while the new sports venues could make area. legacy of these venues can be sustained is the great unknown. Some cities have successfully used the Olympics to transform themselves. Barcelona is generally cited as one of the best in this regard, as blighted areas were transformed, the city was opened to the sea by the construction of the Olympic Vil lage and port, and the infrastructure was modernized. At the other end of the spectrum, Ath ens and Beijing now feature underused, locked and rusting Olympic venues, many of which are still being paid for. The Olympic Stadium in Montreal with its massive cost overruns was not complet ed until 1987 11 years after the games The current collapse of the Greek economy is attributed at least in part to massive debt incurred for the 2004 Olympics. So what will be the legacy of London 2012? viewers an upbeat portrait of the games be quoted about the wondrous things hap pening to London and England. The sporting events will be exciting as elite athletes from around the globe compete for their glory and our entertain ment. The personal stories of the athletes will be inspiring. The ceremonies will be breathtaking. We will all get swept up in the Olympic Spirit. None of this is legacy. The determina tion of that will come later. What history tells us, however, is the chance of a posi Dick Crepeau is a history professor at the University of Central Florida and can be reached at Richard. Crepeau@ucf.eduAn Olympic-size debate: cost vs. legacyDICK CREPEAU Guest Writer King Features Weekly ServiceJune 18, 2012

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